In the coming days, many taxpayers will begin to receive Economic Impact Payments from the IRS. This unexpected windfall is truly a blessing. For those of us who have lost incomes during the COVID-19 outbreak, these payments will provide needed relief.

If you are in a position to do so, we encourage you to consider making a gift when your funds from the IRS arrive, and to invite others in your congregations to do likewise:

· SUPPORT YOUR HOME CONGREGATION. One of our pastors compared their current economic situation to the “summer slump” in offerings.

· PROJECT LUNCHBOX. Outreach for Hope will fund lunches for families at five partner ministries located in food deserts. For $39, you can provide lunch to a family of 4 for an entire week!

· OFH COVID-19 RELIEF FUND. Unusual times call for unusual generosity. Donations received before June 1st will be distributed as stimulus checks to ministries serving low-income communities in southeast Wisconsin—so that they can continue to provide life-giving services during and after the pandemic.

Please make your check payable to “Outreach for Hope,” indicate which program you are supporting, and mail it to the Greater Milwaukee Synod office at 1212 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee WI 53215. If you have any questions or would like more detail, please contact Michael Groh, Interim Executive Director of Outreach for Hope, at 414-807-0750 or mike@outreachforhope.org.