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Jackie’s Story

December 2, 2019

“Welcome to the inside of the Western Wake Crisis Ministry and food pantry.” These are the words I heard when I first visited them, with tears in my eyes. It was early December 2018 and I was met with complete understanding and compassion. For Apex residents this is an essential resource for supplemental assistance. I initially felt guilty taking steps to supplement our family’s nutrition-knowing…

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Peak City Podcast

November 26, 2019

How are some folks in Apex affected by food insecurity and how we as a community help others in their times of need? Western Wake Crisis Ministry executive director Beth Bordeaux recently sat down with Shane and Alexis with Peak City Podcast to chat about how the organization is answering these tough questions. Listen here:   https://www.peakcitypodcast.com/podcast/episode/c19c7183/western-wake-crisis-ministry-executive-director-beth-bordeaux  

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2018 Annual Report

July 2, 2019

While 2017 was a year of listening, observing, and defining, 2018 was a year of growth and forward planning. It was our second year at the Olive Chapel Road location where we are seeing an increase in capacity to serve as well as an increase in service needs. As we’ve observed changes and growth in our community and listened to the needs of those coming…

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Pop-up Farmers Market

June 8, 2019

On a hot spring Saturday on Towhee Drive in Apex, Isabella rode her new pink bike for the first time. Her brother and sister cheered her on as she passed by, streamers fluttering. Isabella’s bike was just one of many given out by The Peak Church’s Bike Ministry at the first Pop-up Farmers Market by Western Wake Crisis Ministry in collaboration with Fiesta Cristiana’s Family Resource…

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Celebrating the Life of Queen Hunter

December 13, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Queen Elizabeth Hunter, a beloved and longtime member of WWCM’s Board of Directors, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Queen served on WWCM’s Board for more than 24 years. Queen always focused on how WWCM could better serve people in need and challenged us to expand services however we could. We will also remember her fondly as someone who didn’t pull…

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Teenagers Lead One-Ton+ Food Drive

December 10, 2018

Front Porch Leaders, a non-profit organization founded by a local student, will deliver more than 2,500 pounds of food that will be delivered to Western Wake Crisis Ministry. The donation, the largest from the student-driven non-profit, will help feed hundreds of Apex residents going through a crisis situation this holiday season. “This food will impact hundreds of individuals, families with children, elderly adults living on…

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The Chance to Make a Real Difference

September 23, 2018

RESOURCE ASSISTANCE VOLUNTEERS, A Vital Part of WWCM’s Mission . . . Dawnette Scott, one of many awesome WWCM volunteers, started in the back room at the old facility, sorting food and checking expiration dates. “I was looking for a volunteer opportunity, and to be honest it was convenient and had good hours,” she says. That was 10 years ago. There isn’t a job she hasn’t…

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A Story of Hope

August 29, 2018

Yesterday, a gentleman told me his story . . . While he never went to college, he had worked his way into a successful career, bought a house, and was doing well with his family until one day he lost his job through a layoff. He was unable to find another job without a college degree and couldn’t imagine starting over. Time went by as…

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Introducing The HOME Project

August 18, 2018

The increasing challenge of finding and keeping affordable housing here in Wake County is an issue for many of those who are served by Western Wake Crisis Ministry and it’s a conversation we are called to join. As the world around us changes, our organization is also changing to meet the needs of our neighbors in ways that help provide more sustainable solutions. To that…

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Affordable Housing: The need is great & all around us

July 15, 2018

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 afford $817 a month; In 2015, Wake County had an unmet housing need of ~56,000 affordable…

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