Amelia, OH - April 10, 2017 - In order to reach his goal to generate positive social impact on the Amelia area, Pastor Matt Young of Life Church reached out to Powernet, a leader in telecommunications providing voice, data, and Wi-Fi, to help. With a rich history of giving back to local communities, including donating tablets, Wi-Fi and resources with the intention of erasing the digital divide, Powernet was eager to assist Life Church in their mission.
“We are happy to contribute to an organization who works tirelessly to make a difference in their local community and we hope through the equipement and the time donated that Life Church will expand their footprint, continuing to give back to others and create positive change throughout the Amelia area” said Edita Dolan-Mayo, Powernet’s Marketing & Community Affairs Director.
Powernet employee’s donated their time after work and on weekends to install the necessary equipment that will provide the free Wi-Fi to Life Church and ensure the program would be up and running as soon as possible. The new additions to the church will help expand current programs and create new opportunities to further their social impact by educating the young, inspiring the community, and giving back to the less fortunate.
Life Church, Amelia currently welcomes an estimated 200 patrons each week to their Sunday service. The church also hosts a warm meal for the homeless every Tuesday and Thursday while simultaneously collecting clothing for those in need. However, their mission does not end there. Along with volunteers from surrounding organizations, they welcome individuals struggling with financial hardships, family difficulties, and illness providing comfort and aiding them to find a new positive outlook on life that will continually impact them and their community.
“We feel very fortunate that we are able to not only provide the basic necessities to the homeless and those experiencing hardships in their lives through our feeding and clothing programs but now can also provide them the tools to find job opportunities and housing that will truly affect them positively for years to come and give them the opportunity to have a better quality of life for themselves and their families,” said Pastor Matt Young, Life Church Amelia.
With the donation from Powernet, Pastor Matt Young plans to utilize the Wi-Fi to assist those who come into their facility for the feeding & clothing programs through case management. Life Church will be able to give much needed assistance to those suffering through hardships such as finding reliable shelter for the homeless, connecting unemployed individuals with job opportunities to combat serious financial woes, locate support groups for families struggling to dealing with a life-altering illness. It is the hope of Powernet and Life Church that by providing these tools it will create a ripple effect; not only will the individual benefit, but their families, friends and community will reap the positive effects as well.
“Words cannot express the gratitude we have for everything Powernet has done for us,” said Pastor Matt Young, Life Church, Amelia.“This donation from Powernet will help us achieve the goal of becoming an organization that creates a positive social impact 7 days a week through after school programs and tending to those in need around us”.
The organization will now be able to stream services live to reach a new audience within the community over the internet as well as raise awareness of who they are and what they do. In order to attract a younger generation, the church plans to add after school programs for students to participate in archery, music, creative arts and tutoring at the church.
Life Church, Amelia is located at 1690 OH-125, Amelia, OH 45102 and holds services every Sunday from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.
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