Economic Fallout from Coronavirus Means Ministry Donors are More Important than Ever

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As many Americans have faced financial struggles due to the pandemic, Set Free Ministries remains grateful for those who support them through sacrificial giving.

Nonprofits across the country have suffered from the economic difficulties caused by the pandemic. With donations falling, many nonprofits have been forced to cut jobs or close altogether. Though many hold out hope for congressional aid, ultimately most nonprofits continue to rely heavily on donor support in these difficult times.

This is as true for Set Free Ministries as it is for other nonprofits. The ministry has what Dean Vander Mey calls the “time, talent, and treasure principle.” This strategy has been an important guiding philosophy during the pandemic when the ministry decided to begin helping people virtually.

“Our volunteers, who have time and talent, stepped up, and they became the heartbeat of the ministry, helping people out from their homes and getting on zoom calls,” Vander Mey says. “It’s really been a remarkable year when it comes to the time and talent piece.”

With the difficult state most nonprofits have found themselves in across the country, Vander Mey knows Set Free has been blessed with the treasure portion as well.

“We’ve seen amazing things happen this year. We had a 25th-anniversary celebration, and we raised probably 50% more money than we’ve ever raised in 25 years. We wouldn’t exist without the faithful donors of Set Free who give time, talent, and treasure,” he says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Rachel Pfeiffer

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