And elderly woman who lives across the street from me has had some hard economic times. Her adult son got injured and had to move back in with her due to his inability to work. They are struggling. I haul their trash off so they don'y have to pay for a service. Sometimes we and others help out with utilities, meals etc... The son, Kieth, and I have had several nice chats over the split rail fence.
Recently their car went on the fritz. Their little church down the road bought them a small used car that runs fairly well. I couldn't help but think about how individual JWs would have certainly pitched in in such a case... but the congregation as an entity would have NEVER done such a thing. Never!