KEENE, TEX. – Ingathering has been a long-standing tradition within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Members, old and young alike, would collect funds from neighbors, community members and businesses, especially at the end of the year, to help those in need.
Recognizing the year-round needs, Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists members focused on Ingathering year-round, with funds going to Texas Adventist Community Services (Texas ACS). That way the funds donated helped people in our own backyards.
It is easy to think of Texas ACS as those people who help in times of disaster, because we are there. But, we are also there to assist churches who are providing a hand up to those in their community. That could be with food, clothing or hygiene kits for the homeless.
We are so appreciative of our regular donors who support Texas ACS every month, but the needs are becoming greater than the donations received.
Knowing more and more things are happening online, we joined an online platform to offer texting options for giving. Now you can text TXIngathering to 41444 to donate or set up recurring (monthly, quarterly, etc.) donations.
Written donations are still accepted and appreciated and can be mailed to P.O. Box 35, Keene, Texas, 76059.
Find more information on our website at Texas-ACS.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817.641.7679.
Your support is so helpful, so we can have the resources available when they are needed.
By Marshall Gonzales
Texas Adventist Community Services Director