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Appalachian Foothills Housing

Trying to outfit children with school shoes can be a daunting task for many Sandy Hook families Once again, volunteers and donations along with the special care of one of our community partners, Appalachian Foothills Housing, came through in fine style. They raised funds to buy new shoes for children including 15 families in Elliott County. Each child got a “goodie bag”with new socks to match their shoes.

Thanks to Appalachian Foothills for being a caring partner!

Annual Report 2012—2013

 

As part of our commitment to transparency and accountability, we have published our income and expenses for FY 2012-2013. We also have our 990 form posted on-line for you to see. www.guidestar.com

The IRS Form 990 is titled “Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax.” It is submitted by taxexempt organizations and nonprofit organizations to provide the Internal Revenue Service with annual financial information. Public Inspection IRC 6104(d) regulations state that an organization must provide copies of its three most recent Form 990s to anyone who requests them, whether in person, by mail, fax, or e-mail.

Additionally, requests may be made via the IRS using Form 4506-A, and PDF copies can often be found online on sites such as Foundation Center’s 990 Finder and Guidestar.org.

 


Our Nurse Aide program continues to have a pass record of 94%. The funds you send for partial scholarships have made this possible. Seven of our little ones in our Child Development Center are on partial or full scholarship because of your generosity.

 

Our Outreach Expands to The Hungry of Our County

 

First, the assembly line unloaded the truck...

The US Department of Agriculture operates the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) to distribute food to people over 60 years old. To qualify, a senior must have an income 130% below the federal poverty rate or $ 14,157.00 annually.

In Elliott County, there are 96 seniors who qualify, and 11 more on our waiting list for this food, a sign of these hard times. Our program is limited to 100 senior participants. The food boxes consist of canned food and dried goods or perishables, including fruit, vegetables, dried beans, canned meat, grains, legumes, fresh cheese, and ready to eat cereals.

 

 


...then they packaged the food...

November 3rd was our first month of distribution. Cadets from the Elliott

...and helped load it for the seniors.

County High School JROTC, led by our Board Secretary, Sgt. Vaughda Wooten they stepped up. They volunteered to help us unload the God’s Food Pantry truck, package up the food, and help the seniors carry it out to their cars.

Local resident Wilma Fraley, a community volunteer who helps wherever she is needed, helped keep the distribution running smoothly.