would Jesus want His people to respond?
If your church is not ready to spend money in this way, then as an individual, you can make a quality decision. Ask friends to join you. Talk to persons at work, in your church, and to family members.
We know two groups
who have set up a foundation. Anyone can do this. One local group
of businessmen put about $2,000 per year into their foundation, all of
which is spent on the needs of people.
an accident, or a disease disables a person he, or she may face many months
with no income. When there is no savings, or when
relatives cannot help, the emotional strain is compounded by impending
It seems unfair that an attorney must be hired to present a citizen's request for disability assistance.
Though not actually required, many of the "clients" we have served believe that without an attorney, they may not be approved at all. Part of the injustice is that some attorney's are in no hurry to seek an early judgment.
Their fee would be smaller if they get a favorable judgment too early. IHNM has helped a number of disabled people during the interim.
One of our clients waited fourteen months. She had a serious heart condition and a crippling chronic back problem. Her husband had abandoned her when she became ill. During that time she had absolutely no income. Only by the grace of God and the generosity of many agencies and a few churches did she keep from becoming a homeless person.