Brethren Supporting Brethren

Welcome to Brethren Supporting Brethren!

We are encouraged to live lives focused on giving rather than receiving. There are so many brethren going through trials throughout the world and we can help alleviate some of their burdens! With Brethren Supporting Brethren, we seek to connect brethren in need with those looking to give back. Fundraisers, meal services, and other needs are all included in the list.

If you have a need, or know of one posted by brethren, do not be shy to submit it — that’s what Brethren Supporting Brethren is for! If you would prefer to remain anonymous, we currently allow anonymous submissions through the Brethren Supporting Brethren submission form (included below). You may also email requests and details to Wesley Kendall (wesken20@gmail.com). Please note that assistance for education and business expenses are in most cases more suitable for the Educational & Business Development Grant Program, and those requesting such assistance will be directed to apply for the grant.

We are aware that sometimes there are requests, especially financial, that are not entirely legitimate. While Church of God Network is not responsible for the validity of requests listed on Brethren Supporting Brethren, we strive to include only legitimate requests. We ask that you use diligence to verify requests prior to submitting them.

“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” (Matthew 25:37-40, NKJV)

Organizer: Matthew and Tiffany Shelton

Benefiting party: The Shelton family

Link to support: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-to-move-to-cincinnati

From the GoFundMe page…

Hello kind people. My family (husband  and 13-year-old son)  moved to Florida about a year ago from Tennessee. My husband (Matthew) had recently lost his mother and father and his brother wanted to move back to Florida. Thinking that would be the best decision, we have tried it for almost a year and unfortunately, our funds have run out, and we are sinking, deeper and deeper into the hole and are facing eviction and past due utilities. Our credit cards are at max trying to keep up.
I (Tiffany) am unable to work due to several health issues including a cervical spinal injury resulting in chronic fatigue and vestibular migraines, along with a host of autoimmune conditions. Pair that with inflation, and it’s a recipe for disaster.
It is very hard to admit we need help, but being prideful gets us nowhere.
My husband has a job offer in Cincinnati, Ohio. That would be nothing short of answered prayer, as the cost of living there is half what it is here in New Port Richey, Florida. It doesn’t make any sense to get a different job here, because we cannot afford housing here.
We need the funds for the move. . .Rent, utility deposits, the money for a U-Haul and gas to take our things to Cincinnati, and to cover the time off work for the move.
Thank you with our whole hearts for considering helping us. We really don’t know what else to do.

Organizer: Natasha Bright-Wight

Benefiting party: Thea Jackson and family

Link to support: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-jackson-family-funeral-memorial-and-family

From the GoFundMe page…
I have a family that needs help! We have known JD and Thea for ten years and she has given me permission to post this and start a go fund me! Tonight JD had his second heart attack and didn’t make it! They have three young children but Thea has always been a stay at home mom and has no job. JD always paid the bills and they need help! I am hoping that we can pull together to help her and the kids get enough to pay off the house of $160,000 and have funeral expenses, memorial, and extra until she can figure how to, now, get a job and still take care of the kids on her own! Let’s show them love!

Organizer: Jhoefil Bacaro

Benefiting party: Adriana “Heart” Bacaro

Link to support: https://gogetfunding.com/voice-of-a-brave-heart/

From the GoGetFunding page…
My 14-year old daughter was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer.

Two years ago, we noticed that her thyroid was growing bigger and we suspected that it was Goiter. But then it grew bigger — faster than we expected–so we decided to see a doctor.

We had her tested as was the advice of her doctor, she was rushed to have the operation for the total removal of her thyroid because the other side is showing the same symptoms.

Thankfully, the operation was a success. She slowly gained back her voice. However, the hospital ran more tests and a biopsy of the thyroid.

A few days later, got the results and the doctor called us.

When we first heard this terrifying news, it is like my heart was torn apart. The test concluded it was cancer.

My daughter is so young and there is so much more ahead of her but I can’t just let this illness defeat the future of my daughter.

I know this trial was nothing compared to what was happening to the world right now, but this a battle that we need to face as a family. Yes, I can’t do it alone as I am lacking in many things, but I believe in the Great Healer and Provider that nothing is impossible.

Please help us defeat this disease and make the future of Heart possible.

Remember us in your prayers.

Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart…

Jhoefil Bacaro

(Additional details available on the GoGetFunding page)

Organizers: Tamara Cartwright and Diana Irion

Benefiting party: Naomi Irion

Link to support: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-us-find-naomi

From the GoFundMe page…
Naomi is no longer with us and her death is being investigated as a homicide. If you can help the family with end of life expenses, travel expenses, living expenses while on FMLA, anything would be appreciated.

Organizer: Rebekah Rydholm

Benefiting party: The Fletcher family

Link to support: https://www.gofundme.com/f/dan-fletcher-family-fund

From the GoFundMe page…

We are raising funds to help relieve a small portion of the heavy burden of a dearly-loved family in our local Church congregation. That burden includes recent medical expenses, current memorial expenses, and upcoming transitional living expenses necessary following the December 2, 2021 death of Dan Fletcher. Dan leaves behind his severely disabled wife, Carol, and his three adult children, Dana, Jamie, and Hana.

After experiencing a brain aneurysm and stroke in 2017, Carol suffers extensive disabilities, including extremely limited speaking, and significant inability to walk, to feed herself, or to take care of her daily needs.

The Fletcher family asks us to share with you that they do not wish anyone to feel any sort of obligation to contribute anything toward their needs; however, every donation will be gratefully accepted and deeply appreciated.

GoFundMe collects 2.9% + $0.30 per donation. The remainder of your donation will go directly to the Fletcher family.

(See the GoFundMe page for the full story)

Organizer: Martha Gilley

Benefiting party: Scott Familetti and his family

Link to support: https://www.gofundme.com/f/scott-familetti

From the GoFundMe page…

The Familetti family has had a very difficult few weeks. Scott was admitted to the hospital with COVID Pneumonia on August 7th. They quickly transferred him 1.5 hours away to La Crosse, WI. After just 2 days, he was placed on a ventilator. Five days later, he was still under limited sedation, and still on the ventilator, but he was cogent and able to respond to questions from his doctors and nurses. We’re hoping that Scott’s condition will continue to improve to the point of his release from ICU and subsequently from the hospital in the coming days. However, even after his release, he’s going to face an uphill climb to a full recovery. Being confined to a hospital bed for more than a week with no muscle movement will require some physical therapy, and there is concern about any damage that might have occurred to his lungs, which will take time to heal.

We’re starting this GoFundMe for Scott and his family for a few reasons. Scott’s job is the primary source of income for the family, and it will likely be many weeks before he’s strong enough to return to work. Additionally, while the family has good health insurance that will cover most of the costs, there are likely to be some hefty medical bills as a result of his hospitalization. The proceeds from this GoFundMe account will be used to support the family during Scott’s recovery, and to pay the family’s portion of the medical bills not covered by insurance. We wish to thank each and every one of you for your prayers and for helping the family through what could have otherwise be a very stressful financial time.