POVERTY IN OUR COMMUNITY
Did you know that over 23,600 people live in poverty in Catawba County? That is 1 in every 6.5 people! Poverty comes in many different forms and is often misunderstood. Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry exists to serve this population. Their pharmacy can take a simple $25 donation and provide $1,175 worth of vital prescription drugs.
Their food pantry can turn a $50 donation into 294 pounds of food.
With a $100 donation, their dental clinic is able to provide services valued at $4,900.
Please consider partnering with GHCCM to love our neighbors by making a donation. If you would prefer to volunteer your time, there is a great need for their NETworX Catawba program that strives to assist people making the effort to change their lives and raise above the poverty level. Volunteers are also needed for the CCM food pantry and thrift store. Please see the tall poster in the hallway for more details and step forward to be the hands and feet our Lord expects us to be for our brothers and sisters! Questions? Email Dave Gerhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DECEMBER FOOD DRIVE FOR COOPERATIVE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
Since Cooperative Christian Ministries can purchase 3-4 times as much food through their wholesalers at the same cost as we can buy retail, you also have the option to give a monetary donation to CCM either with or instead of your usual food donation. Should you choose to give monetarily, this should in no way cut into your weekly tithing to the church, but should be in addition to it, just as it would be if you bought extra food to donate. Please take a pre-addressed envelope from the hallway table to assist in your giving. Checks are to be made out to either “GHCCM” or “Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry”, with “Food Pantry” on the Memo/For line and mailed to: 31 – 1st Avenue SE, Hickory NC 28602. If you prefer to give food items, please refer to your saved list from the previous bulletin. Please give generously to our hungry brothers and sisters in need!