A 62-year-old woman from Archdale needs a plumber to help her drain water from her sink and bathtub. She lives in an old house built from sticks and has been disabled since the early 2000s.
If you want to help him, refer to case 364.
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Neighbors Help Neighbors Have a Brighter Christmas Search for Donors and Requests
Thanks to the generosity and kindness of the citizens of Randolph County, many people have received help over the years through the Courier-Tribune’s Brighter Christmas Fund. This effort is now an annual program of Christians United Outreach Center and is now called Neighbors Helping Neighbors. During this holiday season, we seek to serve the people of our community just as the Brighter Christmas Fund has done for many years.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Have a âBrighter Christmasâ is led by a committee of social service professionals. These volunteers represent many organizations including The Courier-Tribune, Randolph County Senior Adults Association, Randolph County Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of Randolph County, Randolph County Veterans Council, Christians United Outreach Center and members of the At-Large community.
The goal of the RHN Have a âBrighter Christmasâ is to raise awareness in the community about special needs that are generally not addressed by existing human service agencies. If a request is received for services currently offered by an existing agency, the request will be referred to the appropriate agency. For example, a request for food or clothing would go to CUOC or Christmas requests for children would go to Operation Red Sled or the Salvation Army.
Those who wish to help applicants can donate money, as well as specific goods and services. Often, applicants may require delivery services, home repairs, or materials for such repairs.
Anyone interested in donating goods or services please call CUOC at 336-625-1500 and ask for Debbie. You can leave a message for the receptionist, but please DO NOT leave a message on voicemail. A volunteer committee member will call you back as soon as possible.
Checks should be made out to CUOC / Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Donors wishing to remain anonymous or to donate for a specific request need only note this on the check.
The average aggregate NHN request that can be satisfied is $ 250 to $ 500. Larger requests may need to be referred to other resources if the need cannot be met.
People asking for help should send:
âº A letter to the programs committee indicating the need.
âº Contextual information specific to the request. General information should include need, number of family members and their ages, monthly household income,
âº A full address and a telephone where the requester can be reached or where a message can be left.
All home repair requests should include a professional estimate of the labor hours and materials needed to do the job and the cost estimate to complete the job, along with a list of other agencies currently providing assistance.
The fund does not provide money for monthly expenses, such as rent or utility bills.
NOTE: If the case is referred to the COA Grant, Bloat, or other resource, the applicant will receive a letter notifying them that we have made the referral and have provisionally closed their case. They will have to reapply if the referral does not work, unless it is because the request was so large that the need could not be met.
The help address is:
Neighbors Help Neighbors Have a Brighter Christmas
P.O. Box 784
Asheboro NC 27204
When a letter is received, the committee will review each request and determine which member is most appropriate to be appointed responsible. The committee will meet weekly to review the status of each request and its findings. The identity of the candidates, except with prior agreement, will remain confidential.
The Courier-Tribune will publish stories based on letters from applicants to show potential donors what special needs exist in the community and how those needs should be best met. Applicants will be informed in writing of the committee’s recommendations as soon as possible. If requests are found to be inappropriate, efforts will be made to forward the information to the service agency to the appropriate person.