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Work with Volunteers at Steadfast House!
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Do you have a heart for women and children? Do you want to make a difference for our veterans? Do you want to help create opportunities for volunteers to serve? ABCCM is seeking a volunteer coordinator for Steadfast House, our 43-bed transitional living facility where women, including female veterans, and children transform their lives to move from homelessness to self-sustainability. Click here to read about the position and how to apply.


Honoring Our Veterans

May is National Military Appreciation Month! Read below to hear from three veterans about how ABCCM's programs such as Veterans Services of the Carolinas, Steadfast House and the Veterans Restoration Quarters make a difference in our community and region.

Monique's Story

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Air Force veteran Monique was homeless and without a job when she started worked with ABCCM's Veterans Services of the Carolinas. She eventually got a job offer that allowed her to secure permanent housing - but without reliable transportation, she was still stuck. Click here to learn more about how ABCCM and community organizations came together to help this veteran. 

Toby's Story

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Veterans Restoration Quarters resident Toby was recently named the recipient of the academic achievement award in A-B Tech's hospitality management program. Click here to read more about how far this U.S. Navy veteran has come during his time at the VRQ! 

Darla's Story

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Darla, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, has been homelessis working as part of a jobs program, and was also recently the recipient of a new-to-her car! Click here to read more about how she is transforming her life through our programs.


Transforming a Building

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We know volunteers can transform the lives of the men, women and children that ABCCM serves every day. Volunteers can also transform a building! Click here to read about how a group of volunteers performed crucial maintenance work at ABCCM's South Crisis Ministry center in Arden. 
 


Help Support ABCCM's
Transformation Celebration Fundraiser!

Friday, Aug. 25 - Asheville Event Centre

Planning has begun for the 2017 Transformation Celebration Auction, and we need your support to make it another successful event!

Would you (or your church, business or group) consider:
  • Donating an item or service for the auction
  • Becoming an event sponsor to showcase your community support
  • Gathering a few friends to sponsor a table
All proceeds fund ABCCM's programs for the homeless, hunger, sick and incarcerated in our community! Contact Terri Bowman at terri.bowman@abccm.org or call 828-259-5326 for more information.
 
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General Assembly

Tuesday, May 23
6 p.m.
Arden Presbyterian
2215 Hendersonville Road, Arden
For more information or to RSVP:

kisha.blount@abccm.org


Operation Inasmuch United

May 12-21
Various locations
Get involved! Email
rick.schilling@abccm.org for more information.


South Crisis Ministry Yard Sale

Saturday, May 20
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 Buck Shoals Road, Arden
Furniture, electronics, home decor items, clothes, accessories and much more!
All proceeds benefit ABCCM's Crisis Ministry

 

Fourth of July Veterans Benefit

Tuesday, July 4
6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Asheville Tourists
McCormick Field

Click here for more information


Pancake Breakfast Benefit

Saturday, July 8
8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Fatz Cafe
$7 tickets available at the door
All proceeds benefit ABCCM's Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry Center

Click for more information


Needs

Food  - Help us fill the  pantry shelves of our four Crisis Ministries – Steadfast House and Veterans' Restoration Quarters.
There is always a need for basic staples like flour, sugar, oils; peanut butter, but there is also need for solid protein with canned meats like chicken, ham, pork, tuna or fish.  

Household Items  We help people who have gotten on their feet with a good job and  housing as they leave Steadfast House and the Veterans Restoration Quarters  as they set up their new home.  They always need household items like, dishes, pots and pans, flatware, linens. We need tables and chairs, chests of drawers, beds – so they have something to eat on, sleep on and sit on. 

Please take smaller items to one of our
four Crisis Ministries or the Veterans Restoration Quarters.

Call 828.259.5323 for more information.

Medical Ministry   We need volunteers who can be organizers.  We are so blessed that we receive so many left over medical supplies – from bandages to glucometers to blood pressure machines to hard equipment like shower chairs, walkers and wheelchairs. 
We need organizers who would give some time, three hours once a week or three hours once a month to help organize and store these materials so they can be easily distributed to the hundreds we see each month. 
Of course, there is always a space for physicians, nurses, dentists and assistants, pharmacists and techs
along with administrative volunteers
Call Maia at 828.259.5339.


Volunteers Needed!

We have many opportunities available and  heartedly invite  you come and work with us in serving our neighbors in need.  Individuals, families, church groups, businesses, groups of friends .... all are welcome!  

We need all talents and skills -  especially those who would like to be on a planning committee for any upcoming events!  Also, we are currently seeking volunteers who have experience in fundraising and marketing.  


Please click here for more information      on the volunteer opportunities available.


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Make a Difference...
Make a Donation

If you would like to make a donation - whether it be $5 or $5,000 there are a few
different ways:


Mail a check to:
ABCCM 
20 Twentieth Street
Asheville, NC 28806

Click here to donate online
or

Call  828-259-5300 to make
donation by phone


Our Ministry

For more information about all of the work we are doing in Asheville, Buncombe County 
and western North Carolina (SSVF) 
please click the links below!

Crisis Ministry

Jail Ministry

Medical Ministry

Steadfast House

(women and children)

Veterans Restoration Quarters

Veterans Services of the Carolinas


Our 'Shepherding Pastors' are always hard at work offering tours of ABCCM to the clergy and identifying church representatives for the General Assembly.  Representatives serve our church membership through recruiting volunteers, supplying resources, and supporting our mission in caring for our neighbors in need.

If you are a newly appointed representative or need to reconnect, please plan to join us at  the General Assembly meeting for a lovely meal and informative meeting on how we are providing outreach and vital services to our neighbors in need.  See current information at the top of this blue bar.

 

Tel: (828) 259-5300
Fax: (828) 259-5323
Address: 20 Twentieth Street
Asheville, NC 28806

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