WHO IS ISAIAH 58 AND WHAT ARE WE ABOUT?
History of Isaiah 58
In 1998, several individuals in Big Spring, Texas had a vision to extend the ministry of Christ by providing emergency food and clothing to the homeless, to low income seniors, the unemployed and needy families. After much prayer and paperwork, Isaiah 58 was chartered by the State of Texas and granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS. The doors opened in March 1998. In 2001 we became part of the United Way family. In 2007 a grant was received from the Dora Roberts Foundation which enabled us to serve three times the number of clients. All of us at ISAIAH 58 are volunteers, so there are no salary expenses.
This is an ecumenical effort. While it was started by members of First Christian Church, members of St. Mary’s Episcopal; St. Paul’s Lutheran, First United Methodist, Birdwell Methodist, Temple Baptist, Berea Baptist, First Presbyterian, First Church of the Nazarene, Coahoma Church of Christ, and Living Waters Church have provided volunteers and/or financial support.
In 2009, we distributed more than 300,000 pounds of food to 5509 families. Much clothing was given including children’s and adult’s winter coats and blankets, Utilities assistance of $43.024.00, Rent assistance of $7,180.00 and other assistance of $5,000.00 was provided last year thru Isaiah 58.
See the Contribute page for the statistics for last month.
We are in constant need of funds, volunteers, food, clothing and above all PRAYER.