by Diane Tuazon
MIDLAND - In one way or another we've all felt the pinch, be it at the grocery store or with higher energy prices.
However, the generosity of people in West Texas remains strong, especially in the most sacred places.
Church has always been a place where people can come to find peace, but lately it's been more than just that.
Despite the horrible economy, people are putting their troubles aside and finding ways to reach out to those in need.
"When you are going through hard times, there are few that feel like others are going through worse times, and if you can help them it will be an opening for God to help you," Father James Bridges, said.
Father Bridges started Helping Hands in Midland at Saint Stephen's Church, which helps people with daily neccesities including utilities and medication.
And even with a tough economy, the program has been a success.