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Affordable Housing: The need is great & all around us

Consider these numbers: Here in Wake County 44% of renters (56,066 households), have difficulty affording their homes; 49,000 low-income households spend between 30% and 50% of their income on housing, and are considered housing cost-burdened; A two-bedroom apartment in Apex averages $1,158 a month, but the average renter can only[…]

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Current Volunteer Needs

To volunteer, contact Tammi Greco, Pantry/Operations Manager at tammi.greco@wwcm.org or 919-362-0657.  Financial Assistance Volunteers Hours: 1 day per week (Mon-Thurs) from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm What is the job: meeting one on one with clients who are requesting financial assistance, assess the need and verify eligibility, research clarifying information (call utility or landlord), document[…]

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Tackling Senior Hunger

TACKLING THE ISSUE OF SENIOR HUNGER Did you know that 22% of those served by our food pantry are 60 and over? In America 1 in 6 seniors faces the threat of hunger, meaning they aren’t receiving or don’t have access to the necessary food and nutrients to sustain themselves. What Leads Seniors[…]

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Jonathan’s Story

“Jonathan” is only in high school, but his mom is sick and he carries the burden of holding his family together. They came to Western Wake Crisis Ministry seeking help with bills they couldn’t pay. As he sat in our office, shoulders drooped, his mom crying next to him, the[…]

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The Power of Partnerships

They didn’t know where they would go, but they knew they had to leave. “Cheryl,” along with her three children and her mother, got in the car with all the belongings they could carry and drove away – fleeing domestic violence. They stayed in a hotel until their savings were[…]

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Did You Know?

Up to 50% of households served by WWCM include elderly or disabled individuals living on a fixed income. 84% of households Feeding America serves report buying the cheapest food — instead of healthy food — in order to provide enough to eat. – SOURCE: FEEDING AMERICA WWCM provides only fresh[…]

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Nursing Services – a Valuable Partnership

Van Drives Nursing, Research By Morag MacLachlan, Communications Director, UNC’s Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) and Kelly Kirby, Communications Director, UNC School of Nursing (original story source:  http://globalhealth.unc.edu/news/feature-stories/mobilehealthvan/) A white nondescript van is making the rounds in central North Carolina bringing clinical care, experiential education and reliable[…]

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NC Courage Food Drive!

Don’t miss the August 5 NC Courage game! Attendees who make a food donation for the Western Wake Crisis Ministry will receive $2 off a future game. Gates open at 6:30pm and game starts at 7:30pm. (If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Lori Towner at[…]

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2017 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Tournament!

We’re gearing up for our fall golf tournament, scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2017! Check out all the details on our Golf Tournament page. Register your team today! Please also consider participating as a sponsor in this year’s tournament. There are lots of great opportunities to promote your business while[…]

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4th of July Hours

For the week of July 4th we will be OPEN Monday, July 3rd and Thursday, July 6th for FOOD ONLY (no financial assistance). Our offices will be CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4th and Wednesday, July 5th.

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