We serve our North Augusta and Belvedere neighbors.
“Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” — Matthew 25:35-36
CMONA offers an opportunity to love our neighbors—especially those in the Area Two school district of North Augusta and Belvedere—in very practical ways.
Sadly, about 2,500 North Augusta residents (about 12%) live in poverty. About 14% of our under-65 neighbors don’t have any health insurance. The poverty rate for Aiken County alone is actually about 18% – meaning nearly one out of every five residents live in poverty. And nearly 5,000 Edgefield County residents live in poverty.
In 2016, CMONA ministered to families who needed emergency assistance more than 2,800 times — an average of 56 families per week.