Valley church paying bills for single moms

Posted at 4:43 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 00:51:01-04

A Valley church says they want to pay the electric bill for every single mom and widow living in their zip code of 85331.

"No hoops to jump through. They don't have to come to church here, they don't even have to be a church going person." It's just something to help somebody who might need a little extra help," said North Ridge Community Church Pastor Mike Burnidge.

Burnidge helped come up with the idea after his father died. That's when Burnidge says he started seeing first hand just how hard single moms and widows had to work.

"We realized, man they've got a tough road and so we zeroed in on the them. We think it's something that the bible calls us to do but it's certainly a crying need within our community," said Burnidge.

Church officials aren't sure exactly how man single moms and widows live within zip code 85331, but they believe they should have enough resources to cover everyone.