About the Founders of NEED POINT
Forrest Garvin  and Bruce Buttles  have left their entrepreneurial & corporate careers to create NEED POINT, Inc.  Bringing more than 60 years of combined experience in capital management, financial services, eBusiness, technology innovation, and volunteer service, Forrest and Bruce are committed to turning their talents to creating innovative ways for neighbors, churches, and local businesses to unite for a common good... helping neighbors in need.
Immediately, we need $49k to cover the costs to form the non-profit corporation, establish our board of directors & advisory council, finalize the business model and complete our proof-of-concept app & cloud platform.

Our plan has a PILOT launch with upto 10 church communities thee (3) months after we raise the $49k.

The NEED POINT story
What if
we could connect neighbors in need with those that can meet the need, easily and confidentially?
What if local churches were a tech-savvy conduit connecting neighbors in need with folks that can fill that need?
What if there was a simpl app that unites volunteers,  churches, and businesses for a common good?

One thing's for sure, as we reach out to our neighbors at their point of need, we're better together.

That's why we are creating NEED POINT!


So what's different about NEED POINT?
1) Needs are kept confidential via a simple & secure mobile app and website.
2) Not limited to financial needs - emotional, material, spiritual, and yes, financial; no need is too small.
3) Needs are verified through the NEED POINT network & trained personel.
4) The NEED POINT network includes proprietary accountability intelligence that helps organizations be aware of persons with frequent needs that may point to a deeper concern while preventing fraud.
5) The person in need can choose which local church(es) to have the need sent to - OR - shared with up to 3 churches in their area.
6) Churches are aware of family or community needs and can easily unite to serve their neighbors together.
7) A community website & app will list verified confidential needs giving neighbors & local businesses the opportunity to donate time, goods, or finances - AND - 100% goes to the neighbor in need

Need Point, Inc is a new kind of non-profit company that will create innovative & simple technology that unites our communities around a common cause ... helping our neighbors in need.
The truth is, we all need a little help from time-to-time.

In the U.S. and beyond
NEED POINT will energize our communities and churches to connect & serve neighbors in need across the U.S.  
Also, we know first-hand of five specific countries that can also be transformed through NEED POINT. Our vision, and calling, is to take NEED POINT to all the nations of the world.

Help us take this first step to get NEED POINT formed. Then, come back and follow Forrest and Bruce on this life changing adventure.

Thanks for your support, love, and prayers!

Forrest & Bruce
Co-Founders, NEED POINT, Inc


Matthew 25:35-36 “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me."

John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you…”

Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Neighbors in need


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Bruce Buttles 
Charlotte, NC
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