Matt and Staci Perkins’ Story
Matt and Staci Perkins have been a part of The Community as monthly givers for 17 years. They grew up in West Michigan, and through their church, heard how Mel Trotter Ministries helps individuals experiencing homelessness in the community. Because of their faithful giving over the years, they have provided so many meals, nights of shelter, and hope for our guests.
When asked why they decided to start giving to MTM, Staci said, “I feel like I want to help people in different circumstances, but I don’t really know how to do that. And I feel like Mel Trotter bridges that gap. They have the resources, relationships, and the location to make it happen. So, I want to help that effort.” By their monthly gift, they believe it’s a way to be the hands and feet of Jesus to help others begin on a better path forward.
Staci said, “I really like the monthly support option because it’s a really small amount. I wish I could give more, but it does add up…if everybody gives a little, then a lot can happen.”
The Perkins’ monthly gift—for over 200 consecutive months—has impacted individuals experiencing homelessness in tangible ways, like meals and a safe place to sleep, but it has also impacted them as a family. Staci said, “If you can give to a ministry, you have a part of in that. And I want to have a part in what MTM is doing. It’s amazing.”
Thank you, Matt and Staci, for walking alongside your neighbors every step of the way on their journey towards a brighter future!