Doing Good for Our Soles!

We were thrilled to receive a donation of boat shoes from The Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazine and BANGS Shoes, an Asheville-based company that has the vision of providing footwear to cultivate a meaningful community with lasting impact. The shoes were donated to the Veterans Restoration Quarters and Steadfast House, where they will be perfect summer shoes for the homeless male veterans at the VRQ and the homeless women, including female veterans, and children at Steadfast. The fact that they’re slip-ons is really important for our veteran residents who have disabilities.

Do you have or know of a business that wants to make an impact in our community? We’d love to hear from you! Email info@abccm.org or call (828) 259-5300. 


Thank you Sunny Point!

We were thrilled to pick up a donation of $800 from Sunny Point Cafe in West Asheville! Sunny Point featured ABCCM as its Charity of the Month for March. Patrons put donations into an envelope on each table in the restaurant, and Sunny Point matched 20 percent of these donations. We are blessed in Asheville to have such generous friends in the business community. Thank you Sunny Point!


Join us for Blessing of the Bikes

Rain showers, flowers, and the roar of motorcycle engines – all signs of spring! Start off the riding season right and join us for the annual Blessing of the Bikes on Saturday, April 29. We’ll be at Harley-Davidson of Asheville (20 Patton Cove Road in Swannanoa) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

But it’s not all about blessing bikes … you can provide a blessing in return! We’re collecting new packages of men’s and women’s underwear for the residents of the Veterans Restoration Quarters and Steadfast House.

We’ll have live music from the Knuckleheads, food for purchase, and more. See you there!


Learn about ABCCM at General Assembly!

ABCCM’s quarterly General Assembly meetings offer church representatives an opportunity to learn about our programs and services, along with the latest ABCCM news. The evening includes a delicious dinner prepared and served by our very own Culinary Commandoes!

The next General Assembly meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28 at Bent Creek Baptist Church. Click here to RSVP!



Sunny Point Cafe Supporting ABCCM in March!

Sunny Point Cafe is one of the top dining destinations in Asheville, and for the month of March this wonderful restaurant will match 20 percent of donations collected up to a total amount of $1,000. Sunny Point is usually ranked in the top 5 of restaurants in Asheville on TripAdvisor.com, so check them out for delicious brunch, lunch or dinner! Sunny Point is located at 626 Haywood Road in West Asheville.


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Celebrating Love in February


Do you feel the tug of love? We all need to honor the love of those around us; and the love of those we depend on the most. Reverend Scott Rogers, ABCCM's executive director, shares images of love from around the ministry. Click here for more from Reverend Rogers.

ABCCM Servant Leadership Center
is now open

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ABCCM's new administrative offices are now open to the public and will serve as a space for not only business, but a place to meet the needs of our neighbors. Read more about the new space.

Car donations transform lives!

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A donation of funds for two vehicles have a huge impact of the lives of a Steadfast House resident and her child, and a U.S. Navy veteran living at the Veterans Restoration Quarters. How can you help transform a life?

Golf Tournament — sponsor or playFB-golf

Do you love to play golf? Join ABCCM on Thursday, April 27 for the 33rd Mountain Classic Golf Tournament at Etowah Golf & Resort. All proceeds go to our programs for the hungry, homeless, sick and incarcerated. Click here to register online or email ABCCM Special Events Director Terri Bowman at terri.bowman@abccm.org to learn how you can support ABCCM through sponsorships.
Not a golfer? We need volunteers to help on the day of the event! Email Terri Bowman to learn more.


Ace in the Hole Sponsor

Join us at Sunny Point to support ABCCM!

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ABCCM is Sunny Point Cafe's Charity of the Month for March! For the month of March, the restaurant will leave envelopes on each table for cash or check donations. Sunny Point will match the final number up to $1,000! Sunny Point is open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, and dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

Sunny Point is located at 626 Haywood Road in West Asheville.

Ranked No. 3 of 771 on TripAdvisor of  places to eat in Asheville!


General Assembly

Tuesday, March 28
6 p.m.
Bent Creek Baptist Church
1554 Brevard Road, Asheville
For more information or to RSVP:

Pancake Breakfast Benefit

Saturday, March 25
8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Fatz Cafe
5 Spartan Avenue, Asheville

$7 per person, benefits ABCCM's Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry

3rd Mountain Classic Golf Benefit

Thursday, April 27
1 p.m. start
Etowah Valley Golf & Resort
470 Brickyard Road, Etowah
All proceeds benefit
ABCCM programs
Click here to register a team or sponsor the tournament

Operation InAsMuch United

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


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.


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:
20 Twentieth Street
Asheville, NC 28806

Click here to donate online

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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Reeve Foundation Supports VRQ Accessibility Project

ABCCM is proud to announce that we’ve received an $8,400 grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation! The award will support our efforts to make the Veterans Restoration Quarters more accessible for disabled veterans. We are grateful to the Reeve Foundation for their support of this important project. More information will follow this year as we renovate bathrooms in two rooms at the VRQ.

Click here to read the announcement from the Reeve Foundation.







A-B Tech Student Project to Bring National Attention to the VRQ!

A-B Tech’s chapter of the Phi Beta Lambda club recently won a statewide award for a volunteer service project for ABCCM’s Veterans Restoration Quarters, and in a few weeks members of the club will take the project to the national level!

The club members did a schoolwide donation drive, during which they collected items such as men’s multi-vitamins, razors, spray air freshener, shaving cream and socks – all needed items for the nearly 250 veterans who live at the VRQ while they are moving to self-sustainability.  A-B Tech students, faculty and staff came through with items, and the collected donations were presented to the VRQ on March 17. The club compiled a presentation about the donation drive, which club members Darinda Noah and Angela Lore shared at the PBL State Leadership Conference in April. The project was named the top Community Service Project for the state, and will be presented in June at the PBL national conference in Anaheim, Calif.

“Veterans are a big part of the culture at A-B Tech,” Darinda Noah said. “We will do our best to win [at the national level], and in so doing – shine a light on the VRQ on a national stage.”

The club enjoyed their experience so much that they plan to return to the VRQ to serve as a cook team in order to interact with the veterans. We are so blessed for the support from the A-B Tech community!

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Thank you Publix!

Reverend Scott Rogers, ABCCM's executive director (second from right) accepts a donation from Publix Super Markets Charities along with (left to right) David Yancy, grocery manager; Danielle Meyer, assistant customer service manager; …

Reverend Scott Rogers, ABCCM’s executive director (second from right) accepts a donation from Publix Super Markets Charities along with (left to right) David Yancy, grocery manager; Danielle Meyer, assistant customer service manager; David Jenkins, store manager; and Josh Surles, produce manager.

ABCCM has received a $20,000 donation from the Publix Super Markets Charities to support our efforts to feed the hungry in Buncombe County! We are so appreciative of the contributions of the community partners that help us serve our neighbors in need.