Montreat Presby gives to ministry’s homeless housing


Montreat Presbyterian Church has donated $50,000 to Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry’s “Plans to Give Hope and a Future” capital campaign for the building of apartments for homeless children and their mothers.

“Our church is able to do this,” pastor Keith Grogg said, “because of the faithfulness, foresight, and optimism of people who, beginning years ago and continuing today, made decisions that aligned their money with their belief that God’s will is for people to look after one another and to work together to overcome obstacles to people’s potential.”

The ministry is “invaluable,” to the community, he said. “They meet urgent needs for people who find themselves in hard times. As an organization, (the ministry) brings together the churches in the area and many great people who volunteer their time, energy, and services.

“By bringing community resources together, they do things that any individual church wants to do but very few are capable of doing on this scale. They inspire people to service and provide a good way for good people to channel their energy to make a difference in human lives.”