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AACCM is facing great needs

By By Kelly Brown
The Atmore Area Christian Care Ministry has been enabled by many individuals and churches to offer help to our area citizens this year. We have channeled more than $10,000 of direct assistance to those who have had emergency or crisis needs. We have also made food available to many.
To date, 15 congregations and more than 50 individuals have contributed food or funds to this ministry. This number has shown consistent growth. However, the summer months have taxed the resources of the AACCM. Currently the direct assistance funds are at their lowest point since the ministry's opening. Further, our food stores are also at their lowest point. The Atmore community churches and individuals have shown their interest in offering a ministry to those in need of help. Congregations, organizations, clubs and service groups continue to affirm that this ministry effort is important in our city. The board, volunteers and clients appreciate the interest and gifts that have brought us together in the name and service of Christ. Your help will continue to make it possible for the AACCM to do its work.
Interested individuals and congregations may wish to attend our volunteer meeting held on Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church.
The Christian Care Food Bank is in great need of the following items: rice, grits, dried peas and beans, and any canned meat product.