Assistance for Copts in Need

Extending the Arms of Help for Coptic Families in Need

Home visits and case studies have revealed to us the suffering of so many Coptic families; For example, we have visited homes where children sleep on blankets on the floor because the family can’t afford to buy a bed. For these families, we have purchased beds, mattresses, pillows, and bed sheets.

We have seen widows and mothers wash their families’ clothes by hand because they can’t afford a washer. What we do is that for large families and those who are sick or live with disabilities, we end their suffering by purchasing a full-automatic washer for each home that qualifies. For small and healthy families, we purchase regular/manual washers. We also make sure we purchase a cover to protect the washer and one-year detergent supplies.

We have met with engaged ladies whose wedding ceremonies have been postponed many times due to financial reasons. For them, we have purchased the bedroom furniture and the kitchen appliances. In addition to that, we have liberated them from their wedding debt by paying off their debt on their behalf to their debtors.

We have seen children wearing clothes that don’t fit the season or their size. For them, we have purchased new clothes. Doing so increases their self-esteem and love for life.

For some families, the debt was too high to the point that they gave up on paying back and got themselves into a lot of trouble. For them, we have met with their debtors, paid their debt, and obtained receipts.

In many homes, we have seen mothers who burn wood to cook for the family, creating a very unhealthy, dangerous, and unclean environment for the entire family. For these families, we have purchased stainless steel stoves to save the children from getting Asthma, prevent fire and help the family enjoy fully cooked meals.

Thank God and thank you for your support! We have extended the arms of help to so many families so far. We still have thousands of families who need assistance.

$250 enables us to purchase appliances for a family in need.
$1500 enables us to purchase bedroom furniture for qualified Coptic ladies who are about to get married.
$3000 enables us to carry on most home repairs and rebuilding projects in homes that are in danger of collapsing.

Extend Your Hand of Help to a Coptic Family in Need

During case studies, we look at where children sleep, the appliances the family has, and the condition of their house structure. We also look at whether the house needs repairs or total rebuilding.

Once a family is accepted into one or more of our programs, we purchase the items the family needs, whether furniture or appliances. Our volunteers deliver it home, install it, and train the family on how to use it and maintain it.

One example of that is what we have done for a widow who suffered from chronic medical condition, which affected both of her arma. She used to wash her clothes by hand because she couldn’t afford to fix her old-manual washer. Her medical condition made it very painful for her to wash her clothes by hand. We purchased a full-automatic washer for her, a washer cover to protect the washer and a one-year supply of detergent, which made her life much easier and less painful. We also installed it for her and gave her training on how to use the washer and maintain it.

Thank God, with your support, we have touched so many Coptic lives in desperate need. We still need to meet the needs of so many other families, especially in Upper Egypt.

How This Ministry Helps the Community

327

Families Have Received Monthly Food Supplies

134

People with Disabilities Have Received Medical Equipment and More

980

Children Have Received Bibles and School Supplies

117

Families Have Started Their Own Small Business

168

Families Have Received Assistance