You read that blog title right. Since January of 2014, Monika, our team mate and friend, handled more than 20,000 INCOMING phone calls in her role as an information and referral specialist for NC 2-1-1. When we specify "incoming" that means that these are just the calls that came into our call center, what it doesn't include are the thousands and thousands of calls that she made on behalf of those people in our community.
In what is being termed the "sneaky repeal," the U.S. Senate is set to vote on a tax bill that will repeal the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act. A vote is expected as early as TONIGHT!
Our partners at Owen Middle School are holding their annual Holiday Craft Fair which features local artists and supports the middle school itself. It's a win/win for you, local artists and local kids. Check it out!
Event Date: December 9th, 2017
Event Time: 10am - 4pm
Event Location: 730 Old Us 70, Swannanoa, NC 28778
During this season of Thanksgiving, we would like to thank our donors, volunteers and partners for all they do to improve the lives of individuals living in our communities. It has been our good fortune and pleasure to work with you all over the past year and we look forward to partnering with each of you in the future.
At this time of year we get a flurry (pun intended) of requests for volunteer opportunities for the holidays.
Some people are looking to connect with others in what can be a lonely time of the year. Others are wanting to create a shared experience and a culture of service for their children.
A story from Homeward Bound's newsletter:
Wesley’s mother Tammy got pregnant at 16 and was totally unprepared to be a parent. His father was an alcoholic and not present for most of Wesley’s life. Tammy loved her son and took on the role of both mom and dad as best she could, but it was really hard.