Salisbury Swing Band: BACK AGAIN!

The 2nd Annual "Swing into Christmas" Benefit Concert for Rowan Helping Ministries will be at the Salisbury Civic Center on Saturday, December 2nd from 7-10pm.  One of Rowan County's premiere ensembles, the Salisbury Swing Band will cover Classic Holiday tunes from 1920s - today.  Under the direction of Catawba College's Dr. Stephen Etters and featuring award-winning vocalist, Laura Millspaugh, the 18-piece ensemble will have your toes tapping to the sounds of Gershwin, Sinatra, Count Basie, & more!  Admission is $15 (advance ticket sales or at the door) and 100% of the proceeds directly benefit Rowan Helping Ministries.  There will be a canned food drive raffle at the door with exciting local prizes including gift cards to Longhorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden!  Light refreshments will be served. For ticket information, please email

Salisbury Swing Band "Swing Into Christmas"
Salisbury Civic Center
Saturday, December 2nd 7-10PM
$15, 100% of proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries



Santa 5k Run/Walk For Charity

Santa 5K Run/Walk For Charity

Please join us on December 2nd, 2017 at 9AM for the annual Santa 5k Run/Walk For Charity at the Millbridge Ruritan Building. A 3.1 mile course that loops through and around the beautiful West Rowan area. For competitive and recreational runners- walkers welcomed! Santa will be making an appearance before he begins his trek across the globe to deliver presents to little boys and girls. 
There will be a free pancake breakfast for runners after the race, complete with pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and coffee. Other attendees may eat with a donation to Rowan Helping Ministries. Proceeds raised from the race, as well as canned goods collected during the event, will be donated to Rowan Helping Ministries, also. For more information, refer to the registration brochure in the link below. We hope to see you then!

You may complete your registration online or send it through the mail.

Registration Brochure

Sign up HERE


2017 Halloween Classic at The Revival Golf Course

The Revival at the Crescent will host the 2017 Halloween Classic on October 28th and 29th. Participants will enjoy friendly competition, a great game of golf, and a meal fit for a champion! A donation of 2 canned food items are required for admission to dinner for the Low Country Boil and BBQ Chicken Dinner. A portion of the proceeds will be generously donated towards Rowan Helping Ministries. You do NOT want to miss this!

Registration fee $150
*Deadline to register is SEPTEMBER 1st*
Limited to the first 36 teams

The Revival Golf Course
220 Laurel Valley Way
Salisbury, NC 28144

Food Lion Feeds Presents: Lion's Run 6k Benefitting Rowan Helping Ministries

Lion's Run 6K

On Saturday, October 14th 2017, Food Lion Feeds will host their inaugural Lion's Run 6K which will fight hunger in Salisbury N.C. and throughout the greater Charlotte area. All proceeds from the run will benefit Rowan Helping Ministries in Salisbury and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte.

Not a runner but care about ending hunger in the community? Starting and ending at the original Food Lion location at 123 Mahaley Ave. in Salisbury, the Lion’s Run is open to everyone, so runners, walkers, stroller-pushers and others are all welcome to participate!

Food Lion believes no one should have to choose between dinner and rent and that’s why Food Lion Feeds has provided more than 300 million meals to local families in need.

Sign up today and make a difference in the community we are proud to call home!

Lions Run 6K- 8:00-11:00 AM ($25, price increase 9/14)
Fun Run- 9:00-11:00 AM (Free!)
Registration ends October 14th

Food Lion
123 Mahaley Ave
Salisbury, NC US 28144


Why Give In July 2017

The answer is Alice and Jack.
For some, July means summer vacation. For many others in Rowan County, like Alice and Jack, it means struggling to make ends meet. 
Last month, 75-year-old Alice asked Rowan Helping ministries for help purchasing a window air conditioner because the central air system in her home was broken and she could not afford to fix it. While the intense heat of summer can prove to be troublesome for everyone, it was having an especially negative impact on Alice's asthma. With the help of caring individuals and donors like you, Alice received a voucher to purchase a window unit to keep her cool and improve her breathing. 

Now that school is out, Jack's kids are home for the summer and the bills have doubled. With more mouths to feed and bodies to wash, Jack began to wonder how he could possibly afford his growing grocery and water bills. Rowan Helping Ministries offered financial assistance for the family to prevent their water from being disconnected. They were able to get groceries from our Food Pantry and eat lunch in Jeannie's Kitchen to make their income stretch further.

Our annual "Why Give in July" Campaign is designed to raise funds to help neighbors like Alice and Jack when they are in need.

Last summer donations to this campaign helped:

  • 885 families with $215,000 in financial assistance. This included rent assistance, utilities, medical, dental, prescription medications and other needs.
  • Families make 250 visits to our Food Pantry to keep from going hungry
  • Clients make 1380 visits to our Clothing Center to help their income stretch further

Please consider donating any amount to Rowan Helping Ministries so that we can make a difference for people like Alice and Jack!
Checks can be mailed and made payable to:
Rowan Helping Ministries
226 North Long Street, Salisbury NC 28144


We want to thank our "Why Give in July" Sponsors!
Innospec Performance Chemicals
Sandy & Judy Goodman
David B. Jordan
Tim & Ellen Messinger
Edward & Susan Norvell
Mark & Jane Ritchie

Donor Highlight

Rowan Helping Ministries is blessed to be a part of such a benevolent community full of individuals willing to fight to end hunger and homelessness in Rowan County. As the summer months come to an end and the holiday season is fast approaching, we just wanted to take the time to recognize some recent noteworthy donations to our organization. There are so many ways to get involved and be a part of our cause, ranging anywhere from financial contributions to volunteering to serve a meal. We are able to thrive and prosper thanks to people like you!