Operation Greensboro Cares, a fundraising partnership coordinated by the United Way, the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the News & Record and other media partners, is raising money for emergency shelter (including winter shelter through the WE! program), emergency food assistance through food pantries, and emergency financial assistance with power and heating bills, to help keep families in their homes and help them avoid homelessness.
From the News & Record:
The fund had raised $44,103 as of Friday. Requests for shelter are up 32 percent at the Salvation Army of Greensboro.** Greensboro Urban Ministry has seen a 30 percent rise in assistance requests. Shelters are crowded. Food pantries are nearly bare.
Donations will be distributed to FaithAction International House (www.faihouse.org, 379-0037); Greensboro Urban Ministry (www.greensborourbanministry.org; 271-5959); Lutheran Family Services (www.lfscarolinas.org; 553-1501); Salvation Army of Greensboro (www.salvationarmyusa.org; 273-5572); Senior Resources of Guilford (www.senior-resources-guilford.org; 373-4816); and The Servant Center (www.theservantcenter.org; 275-8585).
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation at Operation Greensboro Cares web site or sending a check to Operation Greensboro Cares, P.O. Box 14985 Greensboro, NC 27405. Number is 378-6600. If you want to volunteer, call the Volunteer Center of Greensboro at 373-1633.
**Although NightWatch is sponsored by the Salvation Army of Greensboro, we are not an official Salvation Army program and we are not a funded ministry, so no funds from Operation Greensboro Cares will be disbursed to NightWatch. We will continue to provide food (both hot meals and snack bags) to homeless people living outside this winter through our street outreach ministry. You may make a financial contribution to NightWatch through our ministry partner, Men Of Vision & Excellence, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Donate online here. Your contribution is tax deductible. You must note that your donation is for “NightWatch” in the designation field on the online form. If you send a check, please write “NightWatch” in the memo line. Thank you.