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My name is Pastor Shane Hartman. I have had the opportunity to coordinate the MAX program for the last five years. In that time, between the MAX program and Ameren's Warm Neighbor Cool Friends, MAX has had the opportunity to help over 5000 families with close to a million dollars of financial assistance.

I have been able to help seniors get medicine, help people keep their homes, help struggling students complete their GED’s, keep water on for Moma’s and their babies, help people get out of the cold or heat for night, give the gift of new glasses, help people get teeth pulled, assist people with bus passes and keep the lights on for many.

Don’t tell my boss, but I have the greatest job ever. I get to directly impact people’s lives in the moment of their crisis. When people come into my office there are having the worst day of their lives. Hopefully, when they leave they have hope and a little joy in their lives. 

This is only possible with the generous support from churches, foundations, and generous people in the Decatur Community.

Thank you for the opportunity, Pastor Shane “THE MAX GUY”

MAX locations:

Site:  Decatur First United Methodist Church, 201 W. North, Decatur
Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Site: Dove Clinton Office, 803 W. Leander, Clinton
Hours:  Tuesday Mornings, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Warm Neighbors Cool Friends
Site:  Homeward Bound Offices, 788 E. Clay, Decatur
Hours: second and fourth Thursdays of the month, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Site:  The Good Samaritan Inn, 920 N. Union Street, Decatur
Hours:  second and fourth Fridays of each month, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Site: Prairie Avenue Christian Church, 2201 E. Prairie, Decatur
Hours:  Wednesday Mornings, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.


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