Good news for August from CCCC

CROWLEY - When the freezer at the Crowley Christian Care Center (CCCC) went on the blink, Deacon Rodless Leleux, a believer in the promise, “Ask and ye shall receive,” did just that - he asked. After telling Jude Sittig about the problem and inquiring as to whether his facility might have an old freezer to spare, Deacon LeLeux got what he needed. Mr. Sittig immediately went out, purchased a new freezer and donated it to CCCC. CCCC is grateful to Mr. Sittig for his support and to Deacon LeLeux for his faithful concern.

CCCC also benefitted from the generosity of Freddie Pate, who asked fans attending his July Rockin’ Swamp Pop Show at the Historic Rice Theater to bring food items for donation. Nearly 200 pounds of food were collected, and it was a good time well spent by all. CCCC extends its heartfelt thanks to Freddie Pate.

Now that fiscal year 2011-2012 has ended, CCCC’s financial overview for that period is complete. It is well worth noting that 63% of CCCC’s funding is self-generated through its dedicated volunteers. Although it is hard to put a price on such generosity, the dollar amount assessed per volunteer hour is over $20.

The total financial resources of CCCC for July 2011 to June 2012 was $121,000.00. The goal of CCCC is to use at least 50% of all income to assist clients with rent, utilities, medication and food. The organization focuses on giving assistance to the elderly and those living on fixed incomes, but aid is not limited to these populations.

The number of people CCCC helped during fiscal year 2011-2012 was 15,908. The group distributed 16,716 pieces of clothing and 6,145 bags of food items. This is particularly impressive given that the agency’s doors are open to clients only nine hours per week.

CCCC’s office space was restructured and now has the look and feel of an “actual office.” The agency is grateful to all who made the transformation possible: Mark Gauthreaux, who helped move the furniture, stripped and waxed the floor, and painted the ladies bathroom; Jan Rivet and her husband, who painted the office area; and volunteers from the Welcome House and others who were assigned to do community service. The CCCC invites you to stop by and check out the work for yourself. They would love to give you a tour.

The CCCC is located at 726 West 7th St. in Crowley and can be reached by phone at 783-5811. The office doors are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.

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