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ACTS 4 OTHERS

PO Box 811

Decatur, TX 76234


You may contact us by email at

info@acts4others.org.

or by phone at 940-389-4991


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Acts 4 Others
Vision

A community and region where available resources are used to eliminate needs and improve the common good

Mission


To unite in God's name to connect unmet needs with available resources

Acts 4: 32-35


"All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but hey shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus And God's grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need."

AN IDEA THAT LED TO ACTION

Acts 4 Others was started by Wise Health System attorney Jason Wren in 2012 after he had an idea to pool resources with other people to give back to the community.

“There are lots of great organizations in this community that do a lot of great things, but there’s still needs that aren’t being met,” Wren said. “We originally just set out to be a middle-man of sorts and tried to connect struggling people with the resources we had.”

The initial board of 10 people decided in 2013 to fight homelessness. They set up a program where Acts 4 Others finances rent and basic living expenses for people for up to six months, thereby freeing them to focus on looking for a job.

“We sit down with them and look at their rent and other things, and ask them what they need to live on for six months and then we raise the funds through churches and United Way partnerships,” Wren said.

Wise County’s population is around 60,000, with a poverty rate that rests at around 12.5 percent. That means as many as 7,500 people live at or below the poverty line. This poverty often leads to homelessness, but not in the typical ways.

This issue manifests itself in Wise County through transient homelessness, where someone may have a roof over their head for a prolonged amount of time. This homeless person may sleep on a friend’s couch for a few days, then raise enough money to stay at a hotel, then run out of money and live in a car. Acts 4 Others hopes to provide a permanent end to that cycle.

Acts 4 Others, Inc.     PO Box 811     Decatur, TX 76234

940-389-4991

info@acts4others.org