"The single biggest obstacle to the church’s mission and vision of peace with justice is the fact of the segregation of the poor / the oppressed / the exploited / the neglected / the stranger from the comfortable / the secure / the satisfied." — Jack Jezreel
"We believe how we treat the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the stranger, the sick, and the prisoner is how we treat Christ himself. “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me” (Matthew 25:40)." — Richard Rohr
“To me, a faith in Jesus Christ that is not aligned with the poor...it's nothing.” — Bono, singer-songwriter and philanthropist
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke, author and philosopher
"Our proclamation of the lordship of Jesus Christ is at stake in our solidarity with the most vulnerable. If our gospel is not “good news to the poor,” it is not the gospel of Jesus Christ (Luke 4:18)." — Richard Rohr
“To live with Jesus is to live with the poor. To live with the poor is to live with Jesus.” — Jean Vanier, philosopher and theologian
“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” — Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun
"God calls us to protect and [help] those who are poor and vulnerable, and our treatment of people who are “oppressed,” “strangers,” “outsiders,” or otherwise considered “marginal” is a test of our relationship to God, who made us all equal in divine dignity and love." — Richard Rohr
"Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God." — Proverbs 14:31
Non-profit 501(c)(3) enabling healthy cooperation
For too long, organizations in Forney have acted independently in trying to meet the needs of this community. This has created a huge amount of redundancy in costs and administrative time and effort.
Some organizations have time or personnel, but limited financial capabilities. Others have the financial wherewithal, but lack time or personnel. Some have it all! But, if we work together, cooperate and participate together, it is a win-win for everyone … especially those who need our help.
FCM seeks to enable volunteers, donors and ministries to connect to each other, and to coordinate their efforts to build meaningful and impactful relationships with those who need our help, to the benefit of everyone involved.
The FCM financial records are available for review. Funding for FCM overhead is managed through donations from its Board of Directors. It is run by that board, with representation options available for each partnering organization.
Let's work together to meet the needs of our community… openly, honestly and effectively!
FEMA is giving away $800 in food vouchers and providing assistance for home repairs. Call 800-621-3362 or go to https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ to apply.
You'll need the following to complete your registration:
Social Security Number (SSN) OR the SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National or Qualified Alien Annual Household Income Contact Information (phone number, mailing address, email address*, and damaged home address) Insurance Information (coverage, insurance company name, etc.) Bank Account Information (if you are eligible to receive financial assistance, the money can be deposited in your account) Additional information to know:
Please be vigilant! Scammers and thieves are actively posing as FEMA and other assistance programs to steal your information and identity. Please share the following tips for screening whether the emergency assistance is creditable or not:
Check to make sure the FEMA website you are accessing ends with .gov as FEMA will NOT text you! Don’t trust anyone who offers financial help and then asks for money or personal information. Federal and local disaster workers do not solicit or accept money. Resist the pressure to act immediately. Scammers pressure you to provide information immediately, they want you to act before you have time to think. Know how scammers will ask you to pay. They often insist that you pay by sending money through a money transfer company or by putting money on a gift card and then giving them the number on the back. Stop and talk to someone you trust. Before you do anything else, tell someone - a friend, a family member, a neighbor - what happened. Talking about it could help you realize it’s a scam. See this source for more information from FEMA.gov
Our next home rejuvenation project is in Crandall. This the long-time homestead of a wonderful and generous lady who actually grew up on the property, with lots of history surrounding this structure. If you can help with services, funding or materials, please let us know! Thank you. See more on our Projects page…
RelyOn Credit Union, as they have consistently done since joining FCM in 2020, has donated $1,000 to get this funding started! Thank you, RellyOn!
ESTIMATE FOR REPAIRS $ 12,676.91
We are working with Sharing the Love Foundation to establish and grow a community garden. We have a Master Gardner overseeing the project. Produce will be given to those in need, and sold at the Farmers Market here in Forney to support STL. It is at the far end of the parking lot for the Forney ISD Administration Building, on 202 College St in Forney. FCM is proud to be involved in this completely organic garden. Read more on the methods being used here: Back to Eden garden design
Come have fun in the dirt with us! You can donate to this great cause through the Donate button below.
We had a kick-off event on the Spring Solstice (March 20), with about 60 in attendance! Most of the harvest will be given to the elderly and others in need (for free, of course). But we hope to have enough to sell, also. Check back for more details...
300 backpacks were purchased by FCM for the FISD Resource Fair on August 1, 2020, at a cost of about $10,000. FISD received requests for over 1,500 backpacks!! Please consider a donation through the Donate button on this site to help us recoup this cost, and to buy more backpacks full of supplies, with items for the appropriate grades in school. A pack of supplies costs about $40 per student.