without basic necessities like healthy food,
medicine or even electricity in their homes.
CMONA helps these neighbors in need.
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“We’re here to serve our community.”
Michael, Miriam, Ellie and Yonce Ford surprised the Community Ministry of North Augusta with a check for $25,000 for the Forward in Faith Campaign on behalf of the Rowland-Ford Funeral Home. Dr. Randy Cooper, Chairman of the Ministry’s Forward in Faith Leadership Council said that “you know you’ve been blessed when local business leaders want to help.” When presenting the check Michael said “We’re here to serve our community. What this Ministry does is bigger than all of us and we want to be a part.”
We minister to an average of 56 families each week—people who received emergency food donations, household items, assistance with utility bills, and prescription medications. Besides short-term financial assistance, life coaching in areas of personal budgeting, and access to a food pantry of perishable and nonperishable items, CMONA also offers direct connection to social services, vocational & educational enrichment, and spiritual guidance based on each person’s unique needs.
This is a tremendous effort, but right now CMONA’s current building in not designed to provide these services to so many people. And the problem of poverty in our area is continuing to grow.
Our New Building
The CMONA Board of Directors has decided to construct a new campus with facilities that are scaled to handle the increased volume and designed to offer the proper setting to work with low-income individuals and families. We believe that through expanding the current footprint to encompass 5,000 square feet of space dedicated to conducting client assessment, client services, and referred services, and an additional 15,000 square feet of space dedicated to the Thrift Store and donation center, that CMONA stakeholders and community partners will see a greater return on their investment.
With these added facilities, in a more strategic location, we can do so much more!
- Better accessibility and security—Our new campus will be in a more strategic location that is closer to the center of CMONA’s service area.
- Larger client space—We’ll have space for partner agencies to meet with CMONA clients while they’re onsite.
- A larger food pantry—CMONA will be able to receive donations from businesses in bulk, significantly reducing the number of pantry items CMONA will need to purchase.
- Client dignity—Having semi-private spaces for interviewing clients in a confidential manner is a key part of the architectural designs.
- Retail efficiency—The new Thrift Store design is twice as large as our current store. We expect the added floor space to improve store sales by as much as 25% during the first three years and simplify handling and receiving donations.
Of course, the whole goal is to provide higher quality care to a greater number of people in our area. This new building gives us a better platform to provide a fuller array of services—and help shorten the journey toward stability and wellness for more of our neighbors.
By being part of our Forward in Faith campaign and providing a new building for our work, you will help CMONA help our neighbors in need. View our full case for support here.
How You Can Give
You can invest in the future of CMONA through the Forward in Faith campaign in many ways. Of course, a cash donation is always welcome, but we also accept gifts of appreciated stock using our partner, Edward Jones Investments. We can also accept more unusual gifts, including donated land or mineral rights.
You may get more details about these giving opportunities by contacting Nita Swift or Nancy Joyce at (803) 279-5771.
Invest in Forward in Faith
Download the gift agreement and return to:
ATTN: Forward in Faith
PO Box 6854
North Augusta, SC 29861
Or contact Nita Swift at 803-702-1760 or 706-832-2560 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org