2019 Outreach Chairperson: Nelson Pusser
2019 Outreach Vice-Chairperson: Amber Clayton
Below are the local missions opportunities currently supported by Culdee Presbyterian Church through the yearly budget. To learn more about any one of them, click on the link to be redirected to their own websites.
Friend to Friend www.moorefriends.org/
Friend to Friend is a non-profit organization, which offers help to all persons affected by interpersonal violence, such as:
- Sexual Assault
- Elder Abuse
- Human Trafficking
- Child Abuse
- Unhealthy Relationships
Friend to Friend hopes to ease the immediate pain of such violence and to facilitate emotional healing. They offer free guidance, 24-hour crisis line, referral services, shelter, support groups, programs for children, court advocacy, court and hospital accompaniment and community education.
Family Promise http://www.familypromiseofmoorecounty.org/
Family Promise of Moore County (FPMC) provides shelter, meals and hospitality to homeless families with children through a cooperative network of local congregations. FPMC offers to these families and other disadvantaged persons comprehensive assistance in the areas of transportation, compassionate supportive services, and advocacy to assist them in achieving their potential of independent living.
Families who are without a home of their own find in FPMC the support, encouragement, and assistance that will enable them to achieve independent living.
Culdee Presbyterian Church has served as a host church since the program began in Moore County.
Food Bank http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=branch_sandhills
The Sandhills Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 4 counties in south central North Carolina. They are Lee, Moore, Richmond and Scotland counties. One county served is shared with the Raleigh Branch, Lee county.
Last year over 4 million pounds of food was distributed to 98 agencies in those counties. The Food Bank at Sandhills operates two trucks that traveled over 37,000 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 3,100 hours of their time last year: equivalent to approximately two full-time employees.
In the counties served by the Sandhills branch, over 36,000 individuals are at risk of
hunger: 4,000 are children and over 11% are 65 years and over.
Sandhills Children Center www.sandhillschildrenscenter.org/
Sandhills Children's Center is a private, non-profit organization that offers an inclusive child developmental day program for children with and without special developmental needs, ages birth through five, twelve months a year. The Children's Center provides educational programs, therapeutic and nutritional services, and family support that help children with disabilities that may include, Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other chronic illnesses and developmental delays.
With two campus locations in Southern Pines of Moore County and Rockingham of Richmond County, and an Outreach Program that serves Moore, Richmond, Hoke and Scotland Counties, the Center currently serves over 350 children on a daily basis. Over three-quarters of the children enrolled for developmental disability services come from poverty level homes. Because of the low economic level of most Center families, Sandhills Children's Center has always maintained its commitment to build financial support for services through contracts with state and area operated programs and the development of local public and private resources. Absolutely no child has, or will, be denied services due to their family's economic status.
Sandhills Coalition http://www.sandhillscoalition.org/
The Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care is a state-chartered non-profit corporation founded in 1986 by twelve concerned churches. Currently, more than 75 area churches support our efforts to meet the emergency needs of Moore County neighbors by providing food, clothing and financial resources and to collaborate with appropriate agencies for clients with on-going needs.
Habitat for Humanity www.sandhillshabitat.org/
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They are a "Hand Up", not a "Hand Out". Habitat for Humanity homeowners have a mortgage, just like any other homeowner; homeowners pay approximately $370 per month for principal, insurance and taxes.
Meals on Wheels www.mealcall.org/meals-on-wheels/nc/southern-pines.htm
Meals On Wheels of the Sandhills defines a win-win situation. The concept originated in Britain during World War II, when volunteers delivered food to soldiers. It reached Philadelphia shut-ins in the 1950s. By 1976, the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) was formed under the banner "So No Senior Goes Hungry."