Church Flaunts Wealth Years After Receiving Big Gift | Michigan News


CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) – A large donation to a small church continues to benefit residents of Shiawassee County.

Nearly 10 local organizations recently received grants ranging from $ 5,000 to $ 50,000 from the United Methodist Church in Juddville, The Argus-Press reported.

Angel’s Hands Outreach in Owosso, which received the largest amount, provides clothing, housewares and services to the homeless and others in need of help.

“It’s God. I’m trying not to cry, ”Founder Christial Sierra said after looking at the check. “We’re going to grow. We need a soup kitchen, a veteran drug rehab, a shelter. I see a need. I’m really excited.”

The money comes from the estate of Jack and Ruth Walworth. He died in 2012; she died two years later.

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After Ruth’s death, over $ 2 million went to Juddville United Methodist Church. Reverend Peter Crawford said the church in turn shares it with the community.

“We share the good things that have been entrusted to us,” he said.

The church is not sure if the Walworths were official members, but Jack’s name is on a plaque with other veterans.

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