Diakonie ventures a gratuity hike

Diakonie ventures a gratuity hike

The diaconal association of maroldsweisach, as the developer of the therese stahlin house in the zeilbergsiedlung, is facing a rough tree removal. The social center with short-term and day care is to be expanded.
Chairman pastor wolfgang scheidel informed at the annual meeting in the office of the diaconal work, which is the operator, that the plans for the expansion have been approved by the home supervisory authority. Costs are expected to be 300.000 euros.

The chairman made it clear that without a secure funding the project will not be started. The diaconia association hopes for subsidies from the municipality of allianz-hofheimer-land and from the pots of the german relief organization. Scheidel spoke of a "peculiar state of affairs", sitting in the starting blocks with bated breath. But we could not get by without medium-term planning.

Pastor helmut kastner said that as a diaconal association, one not only has to manage real estate, but must also concentrate on the essential, the diaconal work. Pastor scheidel saw this as a justified objection.

Without the diaconal association, he noted, there would be no social station. Everything is a balancing act between economic efficiency and diaconal work. The diaconia association has around 300 members with a declining trend.

Tasks shifted
With the founding of the diaconal work habberge, the diaconal association was relieved of a lot of work, but today it is more or less reduced to property management, regular visits to the therese-stahlin house and beating the advertising drum, which is not satisfactory, he said.

That's why diaconal work should be put back in the spotlight, scheidel found.
With just under 160.000 euros, the budget last year was about the same as in 2012 and about 27.000 euros higher than in 2011. Scheidel was pleased that the association is now in the black by reducing debt. Many donors had contributed to this.