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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 to Western Wake Crisis Ministry for support, our board of directors accepted the challenge defined…

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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 Center. As Isabella rode, 20 or so neighborhood residents milled about a shady area nearby,…

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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 any punches but always challenged us in a way that could be received. She didn’t…

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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 a fixed income, and others who need a little help to get by. In my…

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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 done, but for the past three years, she's taken on the challenging but rewarding role…

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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 he continued to look for work unsuccessfully. His marriage was strained, he lost his house…

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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 end, we are pleased to announce The HOME Project. This pilot program is partially funded…

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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 units; In 2016, 15,668 Wake County families faced eviction. The issue of affordable housing (also…

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Tackling Senior Hunger

  • June 1, 2018

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 to be Hungry?  Living Alone - when there is no one to help get food or cook it Age - Surprisingly, seniors between the age of 60-70 are most likely to experience…

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Jonathan’s Story

  • April 25, 2018

"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 Financial Aid Volunteer gently talked with him to learn their whole story . . . Right away she saw many ways that Jonathan and his mother could be helped. She…

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