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South Austin Assistance Ministry (S.A.A.M.)
Manchaca UMC is a proud partner and supporter of South Austin Assistance Ministry (SAAM), a community coalition of several churches in South Austin seeking to better serve people in need of basic food, clothing, housing, and utilities assistance. SAAM does this by providing supplemental help in coordination with Post Road Community Center. Manchaca UMC raises funds for S.A.A.M and refers people in need to their office, when they need more help than we can provide through our Food Pantry.
Any person or family that solicits help from member churches is referred to the Post Road Community Center of the Travis County Health & Human Services & Veterans Service. This department makes an assessment of the needs of the person or family and provides whatever help it can. If this help is not enough to meet the needs of the person or family, the department then turns to SAAM for additional funds to meet the assessed needs. Thus, SAAM becomes a “safety net” of aid for those who may fall through the cracks of the county system.
“As part of the family of God, it is our responsibility to work toward a more caring and just world, whether we do so globally or in our own community.”