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NCCEAPA – West District Community Service Projects

Spring 2019 West District Community Service Project – Food for the Hunger and Health Coalition in Watauga County.

Fall 2015 West District Community Service Project
“Cleveland County Hospice Store”

Hospice of Cleveland County was established in 1984, and is an organization that provides medical, psychological and spiritual support to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Profits from the store will go into Hospice’s general fund, which provides medication, equipment and services to patients and their families. Patients can also be given vouchers for things they need at the store.

 Spring 2015 West District Community Service Project
“Matt’s Ministry”
Matt’s Ministry is an interdenominational faith-based ministry named in honor and memory of an outstanding young man, Matt Butler. Matt was involved in many faith community activities and touched many lives in very positive ways. Matt’s Ministry began as a food ministry to supply food for needy children during summers when free lunches were not available and soon expanded to include home deliveries to the elderly and homebound and then to the opening of a Saturday morning food pantry.
 
Spring 2014 West District Community Service Project
“Only Hope WNC – End Youth Homelessness”
Only Hope WNC, Inc. is a local non-profit whose mission is to promote the value of education, honor individuality and diversity, nurture respect for self and others, and provide hope for young people in need in community.

Fall 2013 West District Community 

Service Project

 

The community table serves nutritious meals in a welcoming environment to the neighbors in need since 1999. Their vision that no one in Jackson County goes to bed hungry.


Spring 2013 West District Community 

Service Project


” Service of Love”

The NCCEAPA- West District presented Carol Horne from Rutherford County with a “Service of Love”. Carol’s family has faced many trials over the past year. The district decided to show our love and support to Carol during this time 



Fall 2012 West District Community 

Service Project

Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries

The NCCEAPA- West District brought items to support t the Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries 
 Since 1991, Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (Outreach) has served Polk County residents living with a crisis or with longer term poverty. Their mission is to provide compassionate assistance to Polk County residents who are unable to meet their basic life needs.
Whether it is providing food to children and families through our Food Pantry and Feed-A-Kid Program, or by helping families facing the loss of their home or utilities being cut off, Outreach seeks to bring the necessities of life to those who need a helping hand and a caring heart.
Outreach serves several thousand individuals, children, and  families each year. Through the generous support of caring and passionate individuals, corporations, foundations, churches and friends we are able to serve those in need.

Spring 2012 West District Community Service Project

Madison County Backpack Program

 

The Madison County Backpack program is designed to provide children with food items to take home when school is not in session or on weekends. Items are place in the children’s backpacks at the end of the school day, in hopes that they will not go hungry.

Fall 2011 West District Community 

Service Project

McDowell Pregnancy Care Center

McDowell Pregnancy Care Center exists to aid with situations in which a pregnancy creates a personal crisis for the teenager or woman. Understanding the lack of support and difficulties an unplanned pregnancy can present, we strive to provide both emotional and spiritual counseling from a Christian perspective, educational information concerning all options, and material items. Although abortion is an option we thoroughly discuss, because we believe in the sanctity of life, we do not give referrals for abortion.

Fall 2009 West District Community 

Service Project

Children’s Council of Watuga County

The Children’s Council is a child care resource and referral service. They provide professional development and technical assistance to Watauga County early learning professionals and offer a lending library that provides resources for professionals and parents. They support the “Raising a Reader” and “Parents As Teachers” programs. The Children’s Council is a United Way agency and the local administrator for Smart Start. Most of these donations will support the families enrolled in Parents As Teacher (PAT). PAT serves families considered to be at high risk for abuse and neglect based on a variety of factors including age of mom, level of social support available to mom (such as a partner and/or biological family), economic status, first pregnancy, etc. The home visitors assist the families in the development of their children as well as providing a network for services in the community. This is a nationally certified program. This level of support and intervention has documented effectiveness in the prevention of abuse and neglect. Several boxes of items were collected and Susanne indicated that the Children’s Council would be very appreciative of the items. 

Fall 08 West District Community Service Project

The Reconciliation House,

Yancey County

It was decided by the group at our spring 2008 meeting that we would ask the county which would be hosting the district meeting to choose an organization and ask that organization what they needed such as clothing, food, cash, etc. We would ask members attending that meeting to bring items that were suggested. 

 

As a community service project, our host county, Yancey, secretaries chose The Reconciliation House. The Reconciliation House is a store where folks donate money, clothing, food, and items that can be resold at a very low price for needy families. They have kind of like a flea market inside where the items are donated. Anyone can shop there if they choose, and the money goes toward Reconciliation House expenses. The food is distributed, a box at a time for a needy family. The money is used for their fuel fund whereby they can assist folks with purchasing fuel in the winter. A family can get $100.00 worth of fuel every 12 months, but Sam’s will not deliver less than 100 gallons. Last year they had to give $300.00 worth of fuel at a time  in order to be able to deliver the 100 gallons of fuel. Therefore, a family can only get fuel assistance once every three years because of the cost of fuel now. The Reconciliation House has guidelines that have to be met before they give out any assistance. Their clients are interviewed to see if they qualify. They are given vouchers for clothing and can come back to get clothing with the vouchers. The food is given out one box at a time up to 5 times per year per family.” 

There were many items of food and some cash was given by the West District members.

 Spring 2015 West District Community Service Project
“Matt’s Ministry”

Spring 2014 West District Community Service Project

“Only Hope WNC – End Youth Homelessness”Spring 2014 Community Service Project "Only Hope WNC"

Fall 2013 West District Community 

Service Project

Spring 2013 West District Community 

Service Project

Spring 2012 West District Community Service Project

Fall 2011 West District Community 

Service Project

Fall 2009 West District Community 

Service Project

Fall 08 West District Community Service Project