INDIANAPOLIS — An generous donation has inspired an entire Indianapolis congregation to give back and help those in need during the pandemic.
Nicole Caldwell-Gross, St. Luke's Mobilization and Outreach Pastor, said a congregant gave the church $50,000 to help others. This encouraged others to donate and help out.
So far, the church has raised more than $120,000 for the Benevolence Fund, designed to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The goal is help those who are looking for a job or just trying to make ends meet.
"People who need help with utility bills or rental assistance, and childcare, even food, we've been able to meet those needs," Caldwell-Gross said.
They're reminding people even though they aren't able to gather in large groups now, if they need help they know where to go.
"The church is not a building," Caldwell-Gross said. "The church is a group of people helping others find and give hope through Jesus Christ. So in that sense, St. Luke's has been and will always be open."
If you need assistance, you can call the church at 317-749-2129 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.