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A newsletter to inform the community about people, programs and accomplishments of Urban Ministries of Wake County: Crisis Support, Food Pantry, Open Door Clinic, and the Helen Wright Center for Women.
Band Together for the uninsured Join Urban Ministries and Band Together for an exciting benefit concert Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre. The complete lineup features the B-52s, joined by regional favorites Southern Culture on the Skids and BIG Something. Your attendance will help Urban Ministries and Band Together raise $600,000 to serve uninsured patients in the agency’s Open Door Clinic. Tickets for the event are only $29.50 in advance or $40 day of the show, plus fees. VIP tickets are $150 and include exclusive access to catered food and beverage, an exclusive VIP area close to the main stage, and a silent auction. Plan to bring your family and friends. For further information about VIP
opportunities, contact Danita Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.256.2172. For general admission, food and beverage are available for sale at the concert and may be ordered in advance (no picnics please). Lawn chairs allowed. See http://boothamphitheatre.com/.
Benefit Concert to raise $600,000 for Urban Ministries Saturday, May, 12, 2012 Gates open at 6 p.m., with the first band starting at 7 p.m. The concert will conclude by 11 p.m. Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre
Urban Ministries is proud to partner with Band Together this year. Over the past 10 years, Band Together has raised almost $1,500,000 for select nonprofits through events that showcase and support musical talent. This year’s funds support the Open Door Clinic as it continues to provide efficient, top-quality medical care to uninsured adults.
Raleigh’s annual tour of backyard chicken coops Saturday, May 19, 2012 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rain or Shine For the past seven years, thousands of visitors and residents of Raleigh have enthusiastically joined Urban Ministries for its annual tour of the area’s urban backyard chicken coops. This unique event showcases a wide variety of chicken coops, a diverse population of chickens, and beautiful surrounding gardens located in local backyards! During the tour, coop owners will be onsite to provide information and answer any questions
about how to care for chickens and coops. This self-guided, one-day tour is a fun and educational activity that’s perfect for the whole family! The 2012 Tour will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the Tour directly benefit Urban Ministries and its three core programs: the Open Door Clinic, the Crisis Support Program, and the Helen Wright Center for Women. Admission is either non-perishable food or a cash donation. Donations may be made in advance online at www.urbanmin.org.
In this issue...
Cover Band Together to Fight Poverty Tour D’Coop
Back Cover Board & Staff Lists Upcoming Events
Page 2 Welcome The “U” in Volunteer Our Mission Page 3 In Their Words
Tickets/maps will be available on the day of the Tour, May 19, at the following locations: • Whole Foods Raleigh, 3540 Wade Avenue • Whole Foods North Raleigh, 8710 Six Forks Road • Seaboard Ace Hardware, 802 Semart Drive • Atlantic Avenue Orchid & Garden, 5217 Atlantic Avenue If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering, please contact Laura Ridgeway at email@example.com or 919.256.2168. Page 4 Our Wish List April is Volunteer Month Birthday Gifts Ways to Give Page 5 Volunteer Recipe A Legacy of Service Board Farewell Candid Camera
Page 6 One Ton at a Time News Around the Office No Better Time to Give Congratulations to Dr. Andy Bonin Page 7 Happy Mother’s Day Spotlight on Pete Curtice Social Corner
Welcome to our new look! So many wonderful volunteers that we had to move the list
By: Anne M. Burke, Executive Director We have condensed the Skylines Newsletter and saved a couple of trees in the process. One significant change is the list of Anne M. Burke, Executive Director, Urban Ministries and Matt Strickland, everyone and every group who volunteered in the past year. This list is no longer printed Executive Director, Band Together inside the newsletter. We are so blessed with so many wonderful volunteers, we had to move Our Mission the list to two other locations. One is on our Urban Ministries of Wake County website, www.urbanmin.org, and the other is is a non-profit human service organization that alleviates the printed and hanging in the volunteer area on effects of poverty in Wake County Capital Boulevard. So, look up your name or by meeting people’s basic needs that of your friends or family online or in our for food, shelter, and healthcare, lobby. providing services that promote self-sufficiency and building aware And now for more big news— ness of the issues of poverty within BAND TOGETHER! We have been honored the larger community by leveraging to be chosen as the Band Together Partner for financial support with volunteers 2012. This is a very exciting opportunity to and in-kind contributions.
How did you become involved with Urban Ministries? Urban Ministries is a nonprofit supported by my church. Several church members are active volunteers and serve on the Board. My church also collects food for the Pantry, which I help to deliver. We also make annual donations to Urban Ministries. How long have you been volunteering? I think it’ll be about five years in the fall. I can’t exactly remember. Time flies when you’re having fun! What is your volunteer role at UM? I’ve done a lot of different things. I’ve worked reception. I’ve helped pack and sort food in the Pantry. I’ve helped with Crisis Support which includes providing food and prescription assistance. I’ve also worked in eligibility to check whether clients are eligible for the Open Door Clinic. I have enjoyed all of these jobs! The beauty of volunteering at Urban Ministries is that you get face-to-face contact
raise a considerable amount of money so the Open Door Clinic can open its doors to more uninsured folks in Wake County. As you may know, since 2002, Band Together has successfully raised MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION dollars to help nonprofit agencies in our community provide more services and improve life for children, parents, and families. And now WE need YOU to make this the best Band Together Event ever. Please join us on SATURDAY, MAY 12, at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre to party to the B-52s and help raise $600,000 to benefit Urban Ministries Open Door Clinic.
Anne M. Burke, Executive Director
the “U” in volunteer A chat with Ralph Hartung
with the people whom you’re providing help. For me, that’s extremely important. What about Urban Ministries inspires you? There is no greater thanks than you get from a person who is hungry to whom you give food. A good percentage of people don’t come here because they want to come here. They come here because they really
by God to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and take care of the afflicted. I have been told that how you live your belief is as important as what you believe. If you believe it and you are not living it, your belief is not solid. How has Urban Ministries changed your life? It’s opened up a whole new world that I
“I have been told that how you live your belief is as important as what you believe. If you believe it and you are not living it, your belief is not solid.” need help. Asking for help is not an easy thing to do - at least for most people. There’s a great deal of satisfaction in being able to help people, and they’re truly appreciative of the help that they get from us. What does it mean to give back? I believe that I am called
didn’t know was out there. It gives me a sense of satisfaction to help people. It keeps me mentally and physically active. Urban Ministries gives me all the right things. What would Wake County look like without Urban Ministries? We serve a large number of
people who need help. There are many other agencies out there, but there is not a huge overlap in what the agencies do. If we went away, what we’re unique in would go away. We do what we do with the resources we have very well. What are your hobbies? What do you do when you are not spending time at UM? Urban Ministries is my hobby! The trouble with being retired is you’re incredibly busy and at the end of the day, you don’t have a clue what you did all day long! I like running, biking, swimming, travelling, reading, and being with my grandkids (the only reason for having children is to have grandchildren!). I also work with StepUP’s Life Skills Program.
Urban Ministries would like to send a big “Thank you!” to Ralph and all of our volunteers who have dedicated nearly 40,000 hours (that’s 1,661 full 24-hour days!) of service to help Urban Ministries provide efficient and effective service to more than 24,000 Wake County residents this year. If you would like to join the 1,500 volunteers in changing the lives of our neighbors in need, contact Sommer Wisher at 919.256.2169 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
in their words... What our interns are saying.... Eryn Scott, Open Door Clinic Intern
I am an economics major and a mathematical decision sciences minor at UNC-Chapel Hill, and am a member of the Class of 2013. I became involved at Urban Ministries this past January after hearing Kelly Leonhardt speak at a resume workshop session hosted by Career Services at Carolina. Kelly had mentioned some projects that previous interns had done and the projects sounded both interesting and beneficial to others. After speaking with Kelly, I was invited to Urban Ministries for an interview and Elliott Brennan, tour and was very impressed in many ways Development Intern by UM. I am currently a development intern working with Martha Browning and Danita Morgan. My day-to-day tasks range from researching potential grants, to compiling and analyzing data on various aspects of Urban Ministries. When I received the internship offer I was thrilled and not exactly sure what to expect. I figured it would be a chance to apply the skills that I’ve learned in school at an organization that stands for something positive. Now that I’m a few months into my internship I can say it’s that and more. In class I would be given a problem set with a defined guide of what statistics to find. However, at Urban Ministries it’s great having the challenge of an open-ended project where I have to think and determine which stats to highlight. My favorite part of being an intern is also what inspires me to work here and that’s what my work is being used for. It’s a great feeling to know that the statistics I find to highlight how Urban Ministries has expanded can then be used to encourage a greater volume of donations or contributions from our supporters. Another great aspect is how selfless the people here are, and how willing they are to work extra hours if it will improve the functionality of Urban Ministries, and thus expand the capability to help those in the community that need it. After graduation next spring, I’m not exactly sure what my future holds. I would love to do something in an analytical role similar to what I do here at UM. This coming summer I was fortunate to land an internship with Liberty Mutual Insurance in my hometown Boston, MA. I’ll be working as a Business Analyst there in the Commercial Markets sector, which could hopefully lead to an entry level position after graduation if things work out well.
“Renewing lives, restoring hope.” When I first heard the Urban Ministries of Wake County slogan I thought it was a bit of an exaggeration. After having the privilege of working with the staff and volunteers as an intern, I have seen how wrong I was initially. With a backstage pass, I have watched as the volunteers and staff at Urban Ministries truly commit themselves to changing people’s lives by giving them a chance to recover their lives. As a volunteer Clinic intern, I help out in the Open Door Clinic, returning patient phone calls, pulling patient charts, scheduling appointments, rescheduling appointments, and preparing charts for incoming patients. I have worked with and sought answers from many different staff members. I have seen firsthand the dedication and passion it takes from multiple people to keep the Clinic running daily. Most importantly, I have had my eyes opened to the prevalent and expanding needs being met at Urban Ministries. In the Clinic, cardiologists, nephrologists, nurses, pulmonologists, podiatrists, emergency doctors, ophthalmologists, gynecologists, orthopedic doctors, and primary care physicians from around the county come together to volunteer and serve people who wouldn’t otherwise receive healthcare. Volunteers and staff go above and beyond to also supply food, prescriptions, career and resume advice, and nutrition classes to the patients. As an undergraduate at NC State UniOpen versity, studying human biology and genetics, Door my ultimate goal is to attend PA school. I find Clinic it inspiring to see the compassion, intelligence, and integrity these doctors display while volunteering with complete selflessness. Doctors, nurses, interpreters, and lab technicians work day in and day out with one goal in mind -- to put other people’s needs ahead of their own. Volunteers and staff choose on a daily basis to love the forgotten, respect the disrespected, and meet needs that are being overlooked by so many others. Urban Ministries is busy, but the staff never rushes. They are genuine in their concern for patients and always willing to meet their patients’ needs. The staff and volunteers in the Open Door Clinic at Urban Ministries of Wake County do it daily. Together, they consistently provide quality services to our community, truly “renewing lives, restoring hope.”
“The Open Door Clinic literally saved my life. I was employed for 30 years with a major bank, but was laid off and experienced serious health problems. As it turns out, I was diabetic and didn’t know it. The Clinic provided me with the proper medications to get my condition under control and helped educate me about the seriousness of my condition. The Open Door Clinic staff and volunteers have been amazing in their care – and they treat me with respect. They worked alongside me as I lost 100 pounds!! Now I am off two of the diabetes medications. I am so grateful for the Open Door Clinic.” -“Tonya,” Open Door Clinic patient
our wish list
Our #1 wish is financial support for all programs. Your financial contributions are essential to the operation of the organization. Thank you! Administrative • Copy paper • Books for Children • Paper Towels • Post-it Notes • Projector for Presentations • Desktop Computers (Pentium 4) Crisis Support Services • Interviewers – Morning Hours • Canned foods: meats, veggies, fruit, soup • Dry foods: pasta, rice, cereal Helen Wright Center for Women • Feminine hygiene products • Over-the-counter, unopened medications • Paper products (napkins, plates, etc.) • Food Storage Containers, Drinking Cups, Silverware • Laundry Detergent, Cleaning Supplies, Air Freshener • Flip-flops, Undergarments (socks, bras) • Healthy snacks (apples, oranges, etc) • Gift Cards • White Sheets (Twin Bed Size), Pillow Cases • Bath Towels and Mats, Wash Cloths, Dish Towels • Shower Curtain Rods Open Door Clinic • Primary care physicians/providers • Nurses • Diabetes Educators • Pharmacists • Hand-held O2 Monitor • Foot mirrors and pedometers • Vascular Doppler Ultrasound • Professional Electronic Thermometers • Professional Office Rolling BP Machine • Video Card and Monitors • Blank NCR Paper • Large BP Cuffs with Meters • Unused Compression Stockings, XL and XXL Community Garden • Fence, Benches, Flowers, Cistern, Shed • Tree Removal Assistance
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Many thanks and warm thoughts go out to all our volunteers without whom we could never run Urban Ministries and touch the lives of more than 24,000 people in our community every year. Approximately 1,500 of you keep things hopping in all three programs every day of the year. Last year, collectively, you donated enough hours to be valued at more than 22 full-time staff. Pretty Amazing!
18 year old Donates Birthday Gifts to Urban Ministries When we think of birthdays, one of the most exciting parts is receiving presents. For 18 year old Catherine, she looked forward to giving gifts on her birthday! This year, instead of asking for birthday presents, Catherine selflessly gave up her gifts in exchange for donations to be made to Urban Ministries Open Door Clinic. By giving up one year’s worth of birthday gifts, Catherine gave the Open Door Clinic more resources to provide struggling Wake County residents with life saving medical check-ups and medications. Catherine, thank you so much for your kindness and generous support!
“I came in for food and
realized I could get help for other problems in my life - all here in one place.” - Montaldo, a member of one of the 8,000 families served in the Food Pantry last year
MORE WAYS TO GIVE • 5 for $5 - $5 will purchase 5 prescriptions for clients in need.
• Donate Now – The Stewards Fund will match new and increased gifts made between March 1 and June 30, 2012. • Ask your family and friend to donate in your honor on your birthday. • Follow Urban Ministries on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest • Tell your friends about Urban Ministries, and bring them on a tour! • Schedule a tour by contacting Danita Morgan at email@example.com.
A Legacy of Service Sarah Reeves volunteers in the Urban Ministries Food Pantry on Fridays. Her love for service was passed down from her mother, Bonnie Stone, who volunteered at Urban Ministries for six years. Sarah says she is “led by her mother’s gracious footsteps.” The apron she wears on Fridays was given to her by her mom.
Volunteer Recipe Urban Ministries’ Volunteers are jewels! We are fortunate to have the most lovely volunteers. People come to give their time and to make an impact on the clients we serve. Our entire staff is grateful to serve beside volunteers with such beautiful hearts! This recipe for Volunteer Success was inspired by all of them: Volunteer Recipe for Success: 2 c of heart 1 c of time ½ c of training Dash of fun Take your heart, time, training and fun and mix thoroughly. Once combined, you’ll notice the huge difference made in the lives of thousands of Wake County residents. It’s important to put at least 2 cups of heart into the recipe, but more is welcome! Feel free to add or decrease the amount of time you add, based on your schedule. Generously add in fun until it suits your taste! Enjoy! To add your heart, time, training and fun to the Urban Ministries Recipe, contact Sommer Wisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“At Helen Wright, women are asked to save 75% of what they earn to build up a nest egg for a deposit toward future housing. During the three months I was there, I was able to save my goal. I was amazed at the faith community, civic organizations, and individuals who provided meals every night of the week and on weekends for the residents. We were treated with care and compassion. Dawn McCullough, the lead housing manager, and Brenda, my case manager, became like family to me.” - Angela, one of 300 women who reside at Helen Wright Center for Women each year
Everyday we feature a new photo that highlights the work we are doing. You can view our photos on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/UMofWC?ref=ts
Congratulations to Anne Anne Burke, Executive Director of Urban Ministries, received the first Congregations for Social Justice Award at the organization’s annual meeting on, February 6. The award “recognizes an individual who has persisted in the cause of social justice for a long time, a person who has made a significant impact on the community, and a person who has been a mentor and provided inspiration for those who have come after them.” According to Cathy Tamsberg, who presented the award on behalf of CSJ, “We are a stronger, more compassionate community because of Anne’s deep commitment to the poor; her respect for them as valuable human beings; and her willingness to speak on behalf of those whose voices are seldom heard.” Congregations for Social Justice (CSJ) is a coalition of Raleigh faith communities committed to advocating for public policies for affordable housing and community corrections.
board farewell We bid farewell to three Board members and thank them for their dedicated service to Urban Ministries and the people we serve. They will be missed! Board Vice Chair Debbie Cottrell leaves in July to become the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas Lutheran University. We will miss Debbie and her son Andy, who volunteered in the Development office every Monday afternoon. Board Secretary Jared Wilkins and his family have moved to Oklahoma City, where Jared is now the Connections Pastor with Victory Church. Christine Hall and her family have moved to Southern Pines, where Christine’s husband has taken a new job.
One Ton at a Time Urban Ministries is home to one of the largest food pantries in Wake County. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, Urban Ministries can provide up to 40 families a day with a week’s worth of healthy groceries. Last year, the Food Pantry provided over 240 tons of food to more than 8,000 families, including 9,000 children. Urban Ministries would like to extend a special thanks to last year’s members of the One Ton Club, who contributed at least a ton of food to the Food Pantry. Bible Application Class, Inc. (7,927 pounds) Community United Church of Christ (3,593 pounds) Crossroads Fellowship (6,311 pounds) Curves for Women (5,160 pounds) Edenton Street United Methodist Church (6,100 pounds) First Presbyterian Church (2,162 pounds) Hayes Barton UMC – New Life Sunday School (2,836 pounds) Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (7,633 pounds) Hope Community Church (2,464 pounds) iContact (3,000 pounds) Journeys – A Spiritual Community (3,864 pounds) Kiwanis Club of Raleigh (1,718 pounds)
North Raleigh UMC (3,075 pounds) St. James United Methodist Church (2,885 pounds) St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (2,519 pounds) St. Philip Lutheran Church (2,737 pounds) Sunshine Seniors (3,265 pounds) UCB Corporation (16,000 pounds) Umstead Park United Church of Christ (3,341 pounds) West Raleigh Exchange Club (2,578 pounds) Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church (3,454 pounds) White Memorial Presbyterian church (5,136 pounds) WYMY and Disco Rodeo (6,250 pounds)
Urban Ministries is grateful for each and every one of our supporters. Along with the generous contributions from our partnering agencies, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC and the Interfaith Food Shuttle, Urban Ministries can continue to provide over 400,000 meals to the hungry each year. You too can become a member of the One Ton Club and help fight hunger one ton at a time. If you or your organization is interested in holding a Food Drive for Urban Ministries, please contact Laura Ridgeway at 919.256.2168 or email@example.com.
NEWS ARound the office The Development Team: We bid farewell to Kelly
Leonhardt Phoenix in February. Kelly had been in development for nearly two years as Manager of Fund Raising and Communications. She was instrumental in Urban Ministries’ successful application for Band Together 2012. Kelly left to take a position as Chief Development Officer at Nourish International. The Development staff welcomed Martha Browning in March. Martha came to us from Interact. Her experience in marketing and communications is proving most helpful as we continue the Band Together journey. The Open Door Clinic: Olivia Fleming, the administrative director of the Clinic for the past three years, has stepped down from that role and is working part time in a consultant role on specific Clinic projects. Olivia’s family has added three new grandchildren, all of whom are gorgeous and desirous of more time with “Oma.” We also welcomed a new administrative
no better time to give Urban Ministries has stepped up to the challenge! This year, Urban Ministries has the opportunity to receive a Stewards Fund Challenge Grant of $200,000! From now until June 30, 2012, the Stewards Fund will match each new or increased donation! The Challenge is a perfect fit with the Urban Ministries/Band Together partnership to raise $600,000 to help more uninsured patients. With your generous support, Urban Ministries can reach this goal and continue to meet the basic needs of our neighbors in need. Many thanks to the Stewards Fund for their partnership and belief in the Urban Ministries mission.
director, Pablo Escobar, who is managing the day-to-day operations of the Clinic, while also helping plan and prepare for the changes ahead should The Affordable Health Care Act move forward. Pablo has returned to Urban Ministries after a hiatus of about four and a half years. He served as COO before leaving to become more involved in other community organizations. Operations and IT: Aaron Finley, a long-time staff member who provided IT support and managed operations for the entire agency, left in January for First Citizens Bank. Welcome to these additional staff members who have joined Urban Ministries in recent months: Pamela Jackson, Relief Staff, Will Lamb, Eligibility and Volunteer Associate, Orlando McClain, Pantry Assistant, Natalie Orlando, Part-time Pharmacist, Crystal Solis, Medical Assistant, and Gracie Tomlinson, Helen Wright Morning Manager.
Congratulations to Dr. Andy Bonin
Every year, the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics awards an outstanding free clinic volunteer with the prestigious Don Lucey Award. Dr. Lucey is a respected and admired North Carolina physician, a former Urban Ministries Board Chair, and the founder of the Open Door Clinic. This year, the Don Lucey Award honor went to the Open Door Clinic’s very own Dr. Andy Bonin. Dr. Bonin began volunteering in the Clinic in the early 1990s and served as volunteer Medical Director from 1998-2000. He now serves on the Urban Ministries Board of Directors. Over the years, Dr. Bonin has encouraged physicians from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina to volunteer in the Clinic and has creatively engaged the next generation in philanthropy by encouraging friends to support the Clinic. Urban Ministries is grateful for Dr. Bonin’s inspiring leadership. Congratulations, Dr. Bonin!
Spotlight on Pete Curtice
Mother’s Day is May 13th
Pete Curtice is a dedicated member of the Urban Ministries Board and a key leader in the Urban Ministries/Band Together partnership.
Celebrate your Mom with a Gift to Urban Ministries
Every year, on the second Sunday in May, people all around the world honor their mothers and set aside the day to appreciate what their mothers have provided and taught them. Moms provide us with a safe haven filled with unconditional love and support and show us how to become the best person we can be. This Mother’s Day, celebrate your mom’s generosity and caring spirit by giving a gift to Urban Ministries in her honor. Urban Ministries will send a custom card to let Mom know of your generous gift. Your kindness and compassion will help Urban Ministries serve thousands of moms and their families in Wake County. Custom cards also are available for graduation, birthdays, holidays, and all special events. Contact Martha Browning at 919.256.2187 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
pin us up
“The Clinic’s positive effects on mom’s life were numerous. She cooked many great family dinners and even started teaching my six year old to swim. She was becoming a real positive person again, and my sister, brothers, and I were so thankful.” - Tom, son of an Open Door Clinic patient
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What inspired you to become involved in Urban Ministries’ and Band Together’s efforts to raise $600,000 for the Open Door Clinic? The mission is what hooked me but it’s the community impact of Urban Ministries that keeps me fired up about investing and fund raising. I truly believe there is no better philanthropic investment. I’ve also always admired the Band Together event and spirit. Danny Rosin, founder of Band Together, and I have been friends for years. I think its incredibly cool that Band Together has figured out a way to get the whole community involved in a really fun, music-driven event that results in huge charitable giving and awareness. What have you enjoyed most about the UM/Band Together Partnership? I love that it is a true partnership. Everyone at UM and BT is “all in.” This year we are fortunate enough to have secured this fantastic matching grant from the Stewards Fund that is bringing in more individual donors. So every new dollar we raise is matched dollar for dollar by the Steward’s Fund. How awesome is that? The legacy that this event will leave to Urban Ministries will go way beyond just the funding we raise this year. Why do you think this partnership is important to the community and our uninsured neighbors? There are over 123,000 uninsured adults in Wake County. 123,000!! The Open Door Clinic provides our neighbors with top quality, comprehensive health care, free of charge, at the time when they need it most. It is not an understatement to say that the Clinic is saving and transforming lives on a daily basis. I urge anyone that is interested to tour the Clinic, and just meet some of our volunteers. You will be amazed and inspired. We have the best volunteers in the world! What is your favorite B-52s tune? It has to be Roam from the album Cosmic Thing. It is impossible to stand still while listening to Roam. Just try it. It can’t be done! I love that!! What do you like to do when you aren’t working hard to help Urban Ministries? My work is very fun but also pretty demanding with a fair amount of travel. When not working, the thing I like to do most, by far, is just to hang out with my wife and three kids. They are really quite awesome.
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1390 Capital Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27603
Board of Directors Debra Baskett, MD Gustavo Bernal Andrew A. Bonin, MD Reverend Phillip Brickle, Jr. Rosemary Brown, DNP Jon P. Carr Jean W. Carter, M. D. Emily Cashwell, CPA The Honorable Lori Christian Debbie Cottrell, PhD Lisa K. Cunningham, Chair Peter Curtice Susan Ehrlich, LCSW, ACSW Joelyn Harrington Christopher Hollis Carla Liberatore
John H. Lunsford, CPA Sherman McCoy Tricia Phoenix Celia Poole Susan Stephenson W. Stan Taylor Lalita Wells Whitney White Zinner Christine E. Zone, PharmD, MBA
Board Members Emeritus Anne Bullard Mary Anne Howard Donald T. Lucey, MD, FACS Harry White David Maurer
Administration Anne Burke Executive Director Danita Morgan Director of Development Kathleen Donahue Director of Finance and Human Resources Laura Ridgeway Outreach Coordinator Martha Browning Senior Development Associate Sommer Wisher Manager of Volunteer Services
upcoming events May 12: Band Together Benefit Concert at Cary’s
Booth Amphitheatre aims to raise $600,000 for the Open Door Clinic. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the first band will start at 7 p.m.
May 19: Tour D’ Coop gives folks in the Triangle the
opportunity to see urban chicken coops located in Raleigh’s backyards. Rain or shine, bring the family and come out between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to see the diverse chickens and chicken coops located in Raleigh!
Summer 2012: Join in the Fight Hunger Campaign to
relieve food insecurity for families in Wake County. Consider organizing a food drive, raising money to purchase canned foods, or coming up with other creative ideas to raise awareness and resources to fight against hunger. This drive is sponsored by Alphagraphics of Cary and the Kiwanis Club of Raleigh to benefit the 8,000 families served annually by Urban Ministries.
Caline Hou Development Intern and Newsletter Staff Writer Open Door Clinic Dr. Gary Greenberg Medical Director Pablo Escobar Clinic Director
Administrative Offices 1390 Capital Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27603 Mailing address: PO Box 26476 Raleigh, NC 27611 (919) 256-2172 Fax (919) 836-1352 Web: www.urbanmin.org email@example.com Crisis Support Program 1390 Capital Blvd. (919) 834-4707
Rich Cox Pharmacy Manager
Food Pantry 1390 Capital Blvd. (919) 256-2170 (919) 836-1642 ext. 323
Crisis Support Sam McLean Director of Crisis Support
The Open Door Clinic 1390 Capital Blvd. (919) 832-0820
Josephine Charles Food Pantry Manager Helen Wright Center for Women Dawn McCullough Lead Housing Manager Brenda Boone Lead Case Manager
Helen Wright Center 401 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh (919) 833-1748
A newsletter to inform the community about people, programs and accomplishments of Urban Ministries of Wake County: Crisis Support, Food Pan...