Crowley Christian Care Center's Board is ready to help

CROWLEY - The board of directors of the Crowley Christian Care Center (CCCC) recently held its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 30.

Board members for the current year, who may be contacted if assistance is needed, are as follows:

–Crowley First Church of the Nazarene–Walter Conley Truax and Rev. Richard Johnson, pastor;

–Ebenezer United Methodist–Valerie Jill Matte, secretary;

–Ebenezer Church of the Nazarene–Melba Petry;

–First Baptist–Marilyn Lawson, vice president;

–First Presbyterian–Judson Van Fossen;

–First United Methodist–Janis Coignard;

–St. John the Baptist Catholic, Immaculate Conception Catholic and St. Aloysius Chapel Catholic–Glen Regan;

–Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic–Michelle Puissegur;

–Morning Star Missionary Baptist–Betty Jean Johnson;

–Northside Assembly of God–Esther Henderson;

–Parkerson Avenue Baptist–Jean Gaspard;

–St. John the Baptist Catholic–Lola Lebouef;

–St. Michael Catholic–Deacon Rodless Leleux, Rosie Trahan and Peggy Boulet, president;

–St. Theresa Catholic–Nelson J. Arceneaux;

–The Welcome House & Maxie Gospel Tabernacle–Theresa Bellow;

–Trinity Episcopal–Sis Ziegler; and

–Administrator–Emily Stoma.

CCCC is a non-profit, non-denominational charity organization. In an average month, approximately 1,200 people are assisted with the essentials of life. Every month approximately 600 bags of groceries are distributed, and average financial assistance on a monthly basis is as follows: Rent–$1,300; electricity–$2,000; utilities–$300; and prescription and other expenses–$500.

Revenue from donations of individuals and businesses, as well as income from the thrift store annexed to the main office located on Western Avenue, keeps the CCCC in operation. Financial support from the community is vital, but volunteer support is equally vital. The CCCC is in need of good-hearted people to help serve.

Due to limited resources, client assistance is given according to set guidelines. Some criteria include residency in the city of Crowley, verified membership in one of the participating churches and a temporary/unexpected emergency (limited to once a year). Proof needed to qualify for food or clothing is as follows: A current food stamp printout, information regarding income for every household member, social security numbers and dates of birth for all household members and proof of all expenses.

The CCCC office may be reached at 783-5811.

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