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WWCM’s Response and Plan for the COVID-19 Virus

  • March 16, 2020

We are entering into a time like we’ve never seen before. The Coronavirus, Covid-19, is threatening our systems and our loved ones. It threatens our neighbors who already face hardships, financial and health related. Please see below to read how this will affect our clients, how WWCM plans to respond and serve our neighbors during this crisis, as well as additional client resources.  To read WWCM's contingency plan and response to the COVID-19 Virus, click here.  To read a message…

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Edward & Katrina’s Story

  • January 8, 2020

“I just can’t do this anymore!” Ruth was frantic on the other end of the phone. Her life was stable until recently. She has lived in this area for 15 years; her two children are doing well in school; she strictly and meticulously watches her budget each month. But now, she doesn’t have enough to pay the electric bill and she is at wits end with eight people living in her small two-bedroom apartment.  When her brother and his family…

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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 there are a line of folks, needing assistance more than I thought we did at…

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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:  

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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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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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