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Java Talk, Community Discussion Group


At the last Java Talk community discussion meeting, talk kicked off with a discussion of the Goldendale ministerial association’s “Hand Up” travelling cell phone.

“The Hand Up phone is the way the ministerial association has organized itself to meet short term need,” one meeting participant said. “It’s for people traveling through, people who need gas money to get to doctor’s appointment, a job interview, that kind of thing. Occasionally, we’re able to help with utility bills, but that stretches what we’re able to do. Most of the time, we make gifts of $20 to $25. It’s not a deep pocket. It is a way that folks can get some immediate help if they’re really hurting....

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