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Front Royal – Warren County C - CAP Overview

Front Royal – Warren County C - CAP Overview

  • An emergency  local “Safety-Net” since 1978
  • Providing emergency financial, clothing, and food assistance
  • All-volunteer organization, 55 plus volunteers
  • Almost all resources from local donations            
  • Last year helped 1,500 families, on 3,408 occasions, about 4,500  individuals — 11% of local population

Looking Ahead

We continue to need your help, ideas, suggestions — More families need assistance — particularly financial aid and food *

We will seek additional fund sources/grants — Manage shortages by adjusting aid limits — Continue cooperation with other Charities — Work-around space and Volunteer limitations — Implement computerized management

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Assistance Provided Last Year (Oct 2013 — Sep 2014)

  • Emergency financial aid (as funds permit)
    • To prevent immediate loss of utilities, heat, or shelter
    • Limited to once every 12 months, usually with co-payment
    • Financial aid of all types to 558 families (4% of local households)
    • Financial aid for Utilities/Rent to 488 families  (3% of local housing units)
  • Food Assistance every 30 days to 2,885 families
    • Donations from Walmart, Costco, Martin’s/Giant
    • Food Drives by churches, “River 95.3,” Zachary, schools, postal
    • Food Bank and other purchases
    • 240 families per month, 32 # each
    • Food shared with & assisted by other Charities
  • Clothing to 1,572 Families

Requests for Aid Track Local Economy 1992 through 2014

tracking of aid

Financial Aid Focused on Utilities, Heat & Preserving Shelter

Utility and Heat Donations

Oct. 2013 — Sept. 2014 Observations

  • Tough, cold winter. Open fewer days than normal
  • 3,408 families sought aid  (prior year 3,402)
    • 13+ % were new to C-CAP
    • 14+ families / day  =  very tight operating space
  • $69k financial aid given ($57.4k for Util/Fuel)
    • Utilities/Fuel $ more than prior years)
    • High non-aid costs: $7k
  • Year’s Income $68.2k, with 8.5k Grants
    • Donations from Individuals declined

CY 2013 SUMMARY

  • Served 3,513 Families (293 per Month) 1% increase
    • 3,336 Families in 2012  (278 per Month)
    • 1,500 unduplicated families given aid
  • Received $74,518 in Donations and Grants
    • Improved local outreach, Grants from Wells Fargo & Walmart
  • Gave $70,119 Financial Aid to 563 Families
    • $48,869 for Utilities/Fuel to 438 Families
    • Mild past Winter and Summer helped
  • Food: 187,000 lbs received
    • 114,000 lbs  (WalMart) & 20,000 lbs  (“The River 95.3” Bus)
    • 91,000 lbs to 2,871 Families (239 per month)
    • Usually a three-day supply per family, available monthly
    • 52,000 lbs+ to Charities (shelters, meals, food pantries, others)
  • Clothing: 12,537 Items to 1,579 Families

Officers and Committee Chairs

We greatly appreciate and could not function without the very generous support and contributions of all of our local Churches and the Warren County Ministerial Association.

Officers and Committee Chairs:

  • President: George Rutter
  • Vice-President: Doug Baker and Bill Beene
  • Secretary: Kathy Brown
  • Treasurer: Jean Kresge
  • Office Manager: Arlene Chappell
  • Clothing Chairs: Janet Harshman
  • Food Chairs: Doug Baker and Bill Beene
  • Development: A. Larry Elliott

Board of Directors

In addition to those Officers/Chairs noted above, the Board of Directors consists of the Past President (attendance optional), Representatives appointed by Churches, and "at large" members elected by the Board of Directors.

All Churches are encouraged to be repesented on our Board of Directors.

Current Representatives:

  • Browntown Baptist:
  • Calvary Episcopal: Bill Beene
  • First Baptist:
  • Front Royal Presbyterian:
  • Front Royal United Methodist:Susan Hrbek
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran: Charlotte Sciascia
  • Mt. Vernon Baptist Church:
  • Riverton United Methodist:
  • Rockland Community Church:
  • St. John's Catholic: Kathy Brown
  • At Large: A. Larry Elliott
  • At Large: Beth Pinner