September 2017...Immediate Need...Your Giving Is Important
Greetings. It is through your hands that our Lord has mightily blessed our community. The work of the new Klamath Falls Gospel Mission is fully funded! Praise the Lord! The Women’s Shelter walls are up and the concrete slab for the Administration/Dining Hall and Men’s Shelter will be poured soon.
Construction continues at a solid pace with completion targeted for early spring 2018. It is a community effort and endeavor and we thank our Lord for what He is doing through the many hands of the Gospel Mission.
To bring you up to date, our most pressing concern is with our daily operations cash flow. We usually experience a decline in donations this time of year, but it has been higher than anticipated, making it difficult to meet our daily expenses.
Understandably, our Capital Campaign for our new facility has decreased our usual monetary donations that fund our general operations. In light of this immediate need we are asking for your help now to offset this shortfall.
We are currently providing over 6,000 meals per month to men, women, and children. Our women’s shelter remains full with a waiting list, and as the season changes we will see an influx of men, women, and children that will stretch our operations cost even more.
We ask you to prayerfully consider a monetary gift today, and we greatly appreciate any donation you would be able to contribute.
Thank you for your constant prayer, support, and giving to the Gospel Mission, and may God bless you.
Proverbs 19:17, Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.
|Ryan McNiven, President|
John Moritz, Treasurer
|Vickie Ream, Vice President|
Joan McClendon, Secretary
Ways to Give
Klamath Falls Gospel Mission, like many other organizations, depends upon the generosity of caring, committed people like you to carry on our vital ministry to the needy.
There are several ways you can become part of our efforts by choosing one of the following options:
Donate Online (Paypal)
P.O. Box 87
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Fred Meyer Rewards Card Program
- sign up or login to the Community Rewards program and click on the link...Re-enroll or link your rewards card now...and link your card to 94706 at:
- then every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, your are helping the Klamath Falls Gospel Mission earn a donation.
- you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
- if you do not have a Rewards Card, you can get one at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store
- for more information, visit the Fred Meyer website noted above
Donation of Items Needed For Those Using Our Facility
- Meats of Any Kind (beef, turkey, ham, etc.)
- Canned Foods of Any Kind
- Vegetables: Fresh, Frozen, or Canned
- Fresh Salad Greens & Dressing
- Tea Bags
- Milk and Butter
Clothing-we are in immediate need of men's clothing, especially XL and larger. Thank you.
- Shoes - Men, Women and Children; Work Boots for Men
- Winter Boots - Men, Women and Children
- Socks-Regular/Summer & Thicker/Winter
- For Winter: Gloves, Stocking Caps, Scarves- Men, Women and Children
- Coats for Summer & Winter- Men, Women and Children
- Sweatshirts and Sweaters - Men, Women and Children
- Shirts - Men, Women and Children
- Pants - Men, Women, Children
- Undergarments - Men, Women and Children
Other Items (in order of most needed)
- Deodorant for Men and Women
- Ibuprofen, Acetimenophin, Aspirin
- Laundry Soap
- Toilet Paper
- Nail Clippers
Any of the above items can be dropped of at the Klamath Falls Gospel Mission at 823 Walnut Ave, or call us if you have questions.
Other Options to Give
You can make a donation to the Gospel Mission in memory or honor of someone else. Klamath Falls Gospel Mission will mail you a receipt, and by request, an acknowledgment can be mailed to the person you donated in tribute to.
Planned Giving Options
One way to perpetuate your generosity is to make a provision for the Klamath Falls Gospel mission in your Estate Plans.
Benefits of Planned Giving:
- Ensuring that your generosity will continue beyond your lifetime
- Providing your heirs with potential tax benefits
- Inspiring others to follow your example
Giving a planned gift to the Klamath Falls Gospel Mission is a special way to receive a blessing. It allows you as the donor to take an action now which will provide substantial financial support for the Gospel Mission's future ministry, and which, in many cases, will provide benefits far beyond the immediate.
There are a wide variety of planned giving opportunities which you as the donor may utilize to meet your charitable giving and estate planning needs. Charitable planned gifts can become an important part of any financial or estate plan, and should only be made in consultation with a qualified financial planner or estate planning attorney. If you need help finding a financial planner or estate attorney, please feel free to call Kent Berry, our Executive Director, and let us recommend one for you.
Here is a partial list of the types of planned gifts that you may want to consider:
Our endowment fund provides for a principal amount, which remains intact while the interest or dividends support the work of the Gospel Mission "forever."
- Gift Annuities
You may invest in a Gospel Mission gift annuity which, depending on your age, will pay you an annual return of a fixed percentage of the gift, guaranteed for life, and much of the income is tax-free!
Designating the Gospel Mission as a beneficiary in your will is the simplest form of a planned gift. It is also a very effective way to provide for future support of the Gospel Mission.
- Life Insurance Gifts
When you name the Gospel Mission as beneficiary of your life insurance policy, or you buy a policy for the Gospel Mission, it is a way to become a major donor at a minimum cost and the premiums are tax-deductible.
- Stock Gifts
The gift of appreciated stock is an excellent opportunity to convert an asset into a charitable gift. No capital gains taxes are incurred on the transfer of appreciated stocks, and the gift may be used not only as an outright gift, but also for a gift annuity, participation in the pooled income fund, an endowment or virtually any other form of planned gift.
- Payable on Death (POD) Accounts
The gift that you give and still keep is made possible by designating the Gospel Mission to receive the balance of your savings, brokerage or other account at the time of death. You retain the right to use all of the funds in the account throughout your lifetime. This designation is fully revocable during your lifetime and is a "no-risk" gift for those who are concerned about unforeseen expenses, but would still like to make a gift.
- Charitable Trusts
Donors can place assets into a trust account, which will generate income for them or any beneficiary they designate. These accounts can produce fixed or variable income and may be revocable or permanent depending on donors' wishes. Upon the death of the trust maker and subsequent beneficiary, the money will then benefit the work of the Rescue Mission.
- Retirement Account Gifts
If you are planning to give to the Rescue Mission through your will or estate, one of the best assets to give is one that is least valuable to your heirs. Naming the Gospel Mission as the beneficiary of your pension or individual retirement account (IRA) money can eliminate income and estate taxes on that gift.
For more information on how you can make a planned gift to the Klamath Falls Gospel Mission, contact Kent Berry, Executive Director, by phone at 541.882.4895.
Many employers provide a Matching Gifts form to employees who make charitable contributions and would like them matched. Mail us the form with your donation and we will provide the information necessary to your employer in order to receive the match. Contact your HR Department for more information about how your company matches gifts.
We also accept another type of donation called Gift-In-Kind. These are the practical items like clothes, household things, furniture and personal hygiene items. Here is a list of the items we most need right now: