This week Samaritan Health Center received our largest gift in history. We're so grateful for this anonymous donor's generosity and support as we seek to grow our services and patient population in the Durham community.
As I shared the news with someone, she commented, "Does this mean monthly donors will stop giving?" We certainly hope not! Then I thought about the organizations I'm privileged to support. I don't reduce my gifts based on "larger" donors. I simply give as I'm led, not thinking about others' means.
Here are a few reasons we're so grateful for ALL our donors:
1) You are our friends and volunteers! I recently spent an hour with two past volunteers and current donors. As they asked questions about our staff and growth and plans, I was struck with how much it means to have friends involved. These are people who care about us and our patients, and who have done so for years. They've supported through time, finances, and prayers. Many of you are like this. We are so encouraged by you!, our patients are blessed, and God is honored.
2) Every dollar counts. Each gift helps us buy medication, pay our hardworking staff, thank our volunteers, ensure our technology supports excellent patient care, and more. We could tell you stories every day about the patients whose health is changed. It's not about the amount of the gift, but the tangible support of this ministry.
3) Giving is good for the giver! Giving reflects priorities. When you and I give to Samaritan Health Center, it allows us to partner in serving Durham in Christ's name.
"This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God." II Corinthians 9:12
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