Churches that help pay rent, utilities, and bills for people who are having trouble with money do so out of a moral obligation to help the poor. If you attend church every Sunday, chances are you have probably been involved with raising money for charities and the needy. There are a lot of people out there who oppose rent assistance by the church because they feel that the people who receive the benefits believe in God or the bible, not because of their faith, but because of money. Regardless of how you feel about the issue, there is no denying the fact that there are millions of honest people who need help to get out of poverty.
How to get help from the Church
If you are in a dire situation and are unable to pay your rent and other bills, you should approach your local church. If you are a member of the church and have been attending it for some time you will have an easier time receiving assistance. If you are walking in the church for the first time, your chances of getting full rent assistance is slim to none. You need to establish yourself as a loyal, and contributing member of a church in order to gain their trust.
If you are a Protestant, it is worth your time to check out ProtestantAid.org. The group has been established for almost two hundred years and has given grants to many people in order to alleviate poverty. If you are legitimately in need of help to pay for food, rent, utility and heat, the Protestant Aid group can help. The great thing about this group is that they will help you regardless of your race, ethnicity or religious background.
If you are a Catholic, you should check out Catholic Charities USA. They have a host of charities that help people to pay rent or bills, especially if they’ve been affected by natural disasters. They can also help you obtain food stamps and provide free money to help feed your family. In the past, Catholic Charities USA have helped people through tough times during the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast Oil Disaster.
There are many churches that are willing to help pay for your bills and rent. As long as you are honest about your situation and ask for rent assistance, you will be entitled to some free money, which can put food on the table, pay rent and utilities, as well as help alleviate the stress.