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Be Rich 2019 Impact

During the month of November in 2019, we had the opportunity to unleash generosity and show the love of Jesus both locally and globally through our Be Rich initiative. Inspired by 1 Timothy 6:18, "Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share,” it’s our goal to give, serve, and love in practical ways that benefit the people around us.

Through giving, serving, and loving, we’re ecstatic to reveal that the total value of Be Rich this year was $1,291,820! Every dollar of that amount was used to benefit and impact communities both locally and globally. Here’s how the totals break down:

GIVE

As a church, LCBC attendees gave $602,458 directly to 105 nonprofits in the communities surrounding our locations—nonprofits who will use those funds to provide more permanent homes for people needing a new start, offer essential support, including food, clothing, health care, and car repairs, help train people in new skills to find jobs and careers, mentor, feed, clothe, and love children with all kinds of needs, run prison ministries, and so much more.

SERVE

In November and December, 2,868 people served 6,691 hours at 75 nonprofits across our state, serving meals, packing backpacks with supplies, painting walls, sorting through inventory, baking cookies, raking leaves, cleaning, writing cards, and more!

LOVE

During Be Rich alone, our church sponsored an additional 392 kids in our sponsorship communities around the world—adding to a total of 811 kids who were sponsored in 2019. 

7,236 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes were filled with items for children outside the United States affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, famine, and disease for them to open in the Christmas season.

Additionally, 4,300 gifts were purchased and distributed through the Giving Tree ministry, where individuals select a gift tag from a Christmas tree for an item needed by a partner organization or nonprofit and then purchase and return the item.

One nonprofit partner we want to highlight as a part of Be Rich 2019 is RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit that empowers donors to help forgive millions of dollars in medical debt owed by individuals and families across America. Part of the amount given to Be Rich in November went to purchasing a portfolio that forgave $2.5M in medical debt for 1,546 individuals across the state of Pennsylvania who are at or below the poverty line and whose medical debt is a substantial portion of their annual income.

Way to go for giving to and serving at local nonprofits and for loving kids and families here and around the world through Be Rich. We hope you’re inspired to keep spreading the love of Jesus year-round.

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