We would love for you to join us at McLaughlin's farmhouse, September 9th from 10:00am-2:30pm! Food sales and 10% of inside sales will benefit Rowan Helping Ministries-West.
The Revival at the Crescent will host the 2017 Halloween Classic on October 27th and 28th. 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
Design the 2017 Christmas Honor Card for Rowan Helping Ministries
The Honor Christmas Card should have a representation of Rowan Helping Ministries’ mission to serve, through cooperative community action, our neighbors in Rowan County who are in crisis, by providing essential life needs and educating and empowering them to break the cycle of crisis.
Artwork size 5x7, 7x10, 9x12 ½, or 10x14 - please bleed outside dimensions for cropping.
Theme and title are artist’s choice!
Artist signature should be well inside the dimensions.
Include artist name, artwork title, and medium used on a separate piece of paper with the artwork submission.
Artwork becomes property of Rowan Helping Ministries.
Deadline: August 4, 2017.
For more information, please contact Karen Taylor at 704-637-6838 x100 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Rowan Helping Ministries’ 30th anniversary activities ended on a high note last month when its signature fundraiser generated the most donations ever to support programs that help our neighbors in need.
On April 22, “Pass the Plate” returned to Catawba College’s Peeler Crystal Lounge, the venue where it started, and raised more than $90,000 through sponsorships, ticket sales, casino games, a trip raffle, and a silent auction.
One of the most popular areas was the display of birdhouses made by shelter guests at Rowan Helping Ministries. This year, seven shelter guests participated in the annual project and bids on their birdhouses generated nearly $1,000 in proceeds. This year’s display featured posters of shelter guests holding their birdhouses with comments on what they hoped their homes would look like once they moved out of the homeless shelter and into stable housing.
Rowan Helping Ministries is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2018 Pass the Plate Planning Committee. Those interested should call Kris Mueller, Director of Resource Development, at 704-637-6838, ext. 103. Planning will begin in September.
We extend grateful appreciation to this year’s planning committee: Teresa Patterson, chair, Karla Foster, co-chair, Judy Banish, Martha Bostian, Christy Cline, Sue Fisher, Susanna Hollingsworth, Dianne Scott, and Tracy Smith.
Thank you to our 2017 event sponsors:
Alice & Fred Stanback
Missie & Greg Alcorn
Wivianny & Ryan Dehaas
Lefler Electronics Inc.
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
Susan & Hayes Smith
Tracy & Kenan Smith
The Robert Steele Family
Thrivent Financial Piedmont Regional Team
Mona Lisa & Lee Wallace Foundation
Lynn & Paul Weisler
Woodforest National Bank
Agility Fuel Solutions
Rachel & Charles Bernheim
Lynn & Robert Bertram
Debbie & Summie Carter
Carolina Office Systems
Central Carolina Insurance Agency
Christy & Wink Cline
J.H. Cook & Sons LLC
Sarah & Bob Cook
James A. Davis - Davis Law Firm
Allison & Mark Doby
Lina & Steve Drinkard
Sue & Paul Fisher
Carrol Fisher Construction Co./Luke Fisher
Bethany & Don Fortner
Shari & Bill Graham
David B. Jordan
Lion’s Share Federal Credit Union
Mecklenburg Radiology Associates
Tina & Vance Merhoff
Ellen & Tim Messinger
Betty & Bud Mickle
Susan & Edward Norvell
Elizabeth & Owen Norvell
Jane & Mark Ritchie
Clarissa & Tom Robinson
Nancy & Bill Stanback
The Memory Bank
Walser Technology Group
Vickie & Victor Wallace
Ameriprise Financial - Stephen Kidd
Lyn & Jeff Beaver
Kathleen S Boyd, DDS PA
Melissa & Paul Brown
Century 21 Towne & Country - Karla Foster
Crescent Construction Services, LLC
Pam & Keith Cunningham
Kim & Greg Edds
Emily & Wes Graham
The Lettered Lily
Maria & Chad Lowder
Cheryl & Rick Marsh
David J. Mayberry, DDS, PA
Anna & Robby Moorefield
Hello Rowan Helping Ministries Community,
I am the new Crisis Volunteer Coordinator and I would like to introduce myself to those of you I have not met. My name is Lynsey Horn. My parents are long time volunteers and I volunteered every week for the past 8 months. I am happy to make the transition to employee and excited to work with all of you.
We are currently in need of regular and short term volunteers in all areas including food pantry, clothing sorting, clothing center, loading dock, reception, laundry, 2nd Helping drivers (grocery pick up) and crisis interviewing. If you interested in any of these areas or know of anyone who may be interested, please feel free to email or call me. If you are already a regular volunteer and we have not already discussed your schedule/availability, please contact me, as well.
We are holding multiple training sessions next week for all current, new and returning volunteers. We ask that each volunteer attend one session to make sure everyone is clear on our policies and procedures. If you are unable to attend a session but would like to volunteer, we would still love to have you and can make sure you are updated when you have time. The training sessions will be held next week, May 8-12, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. everyday.
If you have any questions about volunteering or donations, please let me know. I am excited to work with all of you and grateful to be part of such a wonderful community!