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Ministry asks for help for itself, so it can keep helping others

Posted: April 20, 2016 - 12:57am
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  Bruce Wilson
Bruce Wilson

Next Sunday will be a special one for Community Ministry of North Augusta.

It’s the one Sunday every year when the aid agency asks for help for itself.

On CMONA Sunday – April 24 – donations of cash, food, personal care items and merchandise that can be sold in its Thrift Store are gratefully received. But perhaps even more precious are donations of volunteer time.

More than 6,532 hours were volunteered in 2015, but even more are needed, and hoped for, this year.

Last year, CMONA, which for 32 years has seen its mission as providing emergency support to needy families, helped 2,400 of them – about 4,700 individuals.

The help might include paying overdue water, electricity and gas bills, getting newly prescribed medications – excluding narcotics – and providing food and clothing.

CMONA’s Thrift Store, at 646 E. Buena Vista Ave., sells donated furniture, appliances, clothing, household items, books, jewelry and more to help fund the agency’s work.

CMONA is supported by 22 North Augusta-area churches. People who want to support the agency can donate through their churches or directly to CMONA. They can give donations of food, personal care items, clothing, cash or volunteer time.

For more information, call (803) 279-5771.

ABOUT CMONA

WHO DOES CMONA HELP?

People who have lost jobs or been in a bad divorce.

People who have been in abusive family situations.

People with inadequate income.

People with unimaginable tragedy in their lives.

WHAT HELP DOES IT PROVIDE?

Food

Utility payments (electricity and water), when facing disconnect

Clothes

Some help with getting prescriptions

Occasionally transportation assistance for help in getting to work

HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES IT HELP?

Last year, CMONA helped 2,400 families, consisting of 4,700
people.

OF NOTE: Individuals are screened to confirm that the needs are real.

LOCATION: 646 E. Buena Vista Ave.

STORE HOURS: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

LEARN MORE: Call (803) 279-5771

Source: Community Ministry of North Augusta

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