Coats for the Cold


Coats for the Cold is a program organized by Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) in Asheville, NC.  WCRM is asking for you to help collect new and used coats, gloves, scarves, hats, etc.   This collection will take place from September - October 13th.    The collection site in Burnsville is at First Baptist Church, Burnsville, NC.  On Saturday, November 4 WCRM will distribute coats at the Ministry on Patton Avenue from 9-11am, along with light refreshments and hot cocoa.  All items (coats, gloves, etc.)  are given away free of charge, no questions asked.  Call 828-254-1529 with any additional questions.  

West Burnsville Baptist Church's Angel Tree Applications


The West Burnsville Baptist Church Angel Tree will be taking applications at the church on the following days:
  • Saturday, September 30th from 10:00am-12:00 noon
  • Saturday, October 7th from 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 11th from 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Saturdafy, November 11th from 10:00am-12:00 noon
Applicants must be a parent or have legal custody of the child and need to bring proof of income and expenses.  Angel Trees will be placed at Roses, Sav-More, and the State Employees Credit Union the first week of November.  Please plan ahead and come on one of those dates.  No applications will be taken after November 11th. For more information call 678-0023.

Coats for the Cold


Coats for the Cold is a program organized by Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) in Asheville, NC.  WCRM is asking for you to help collect new and used coats, gloves, scarves, hats, etc.   This collection will take place from September - October 13th.    The collection site in Burnsville is at First Baptist Church, Burnsville, NC.  On Saturday, November 4 WCRM will distribute coats at the Ministry on Patton Avenue from 9-11am, along with light refreshments and hot cocoa.  All items (coats, gloves, etc.)  are given away free of charge, no questions asked.  Call 828-254-1529 with any additional questions.  

The 5th Annual Yancey-Mitchell Rise Against Hunger Event


The 5th Annual Yancey-Mitchell Rise Against Hunger Event will be held Saturday September 23rd from 9:00am-1:00pm at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Burnsville.  Your co-sponsors of the event, Higgins UMC and the Spruce Pine Rotary Club, encourage everyone in our two counties to attend. The event is great for ages 3 to 100, with many different jobs - both sitting and standing. It is always spirit lead, fun, and full of fellowship. The goal this year is 75,000 meals - and yes, they will pack them in 4 hours! Contributions drive how many meals are packaged, so if you can’t attend and would like to make a contribution, please drop off a check made out to Rise Against Hunger to the Higgins church office or mail it to Higgins UMC, PO Box 85, Burnsville, NC 28714. Contributions must be in no later than 10 AM Thursday, September 21, in order to get an accurate count of the meals that will be packaged. Life giving meals are just 29 cents each or $29 for a hundred. Consider picking up a sponsorship card and filling it out with pledges from friends and family, towards meals to be packed that Saturday. Ten people sponsoring you at just $5 each is 172 meals! If you would like to get your church, club, business, or family involved and need further information please call Peirce Bingham at 828-208-0299. If you would like someone to talk to your organization, don’t hesitate to call. Please, if you know you are coming, pre-register at http://events.stophungernow.org/HigginsAndRotary. This will greatly stream-line registration the morning of. This link can also be used to donate online specifically to the meal packing for our event. Thank you in advance for your support!

Food Giveaway at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church


The second Tuesday of each month Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine will be giving away food boxes from 12 noon-1:00pm.
(upcoming dates: 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12)

Mount Pleasant Food Pantry Food Distribution


The Mount Pleasant Food Pantry is going to be open with free food for those in need of food assistance on Friday September 29th from 11:00am to 1:00 pm  The Food Pantry is located at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at 129 Scronce Creek Road in Burnsville.  For more information call Connie McMahan at 678-1456.

Annual Dig In! Empty Bowls Dinner


Join your friends and neighbors at the annual Dig In! Empty Bowls event Friday September 22nd from 4:30pm-7:30pm at the Burnsville Town Center. A variety of soups will be prepared and served by local chefs. Enjoy an array of desserts and breads that are family favorites from all over the county. Tickets will be available beginning in August at local vendors and at the Reconciliation House. Ticket cost is $25. For more information call Jacquie Lopez at (828) 536-0414 or email info@diginyancey.org.

Call 2-1-1: There's Always an Answer


Wouldn't it be great if there was one place to call when you needed help? United Way thinks so. That’s why we run the NC 2-1-1 Asheville Call Center.  When you need help or information for yourself, your family or someone you know all you need to do is dial 2-1-1 or visit NC211.org to get connected. Dial 2-1-1, it’s FREE, 24/7, and available in all languages. Our NC 2-1-1 staff don’t just stay in the office, waiting for people to call. They also take the time to head out into the community, attending service fairs and conducting trainings to ensure that as many people as possible know how we can help. Want more information? Drop us an email or give us a call at (828) 252-4357.

Local Food Pantries (Details)


 

Food Ministry for the Needy of All Counties


 Paint Gap Baptist Church is doing a food ministry for the needy.  The only requirement is that you or someone you know needs food.  All counties are welcome.  Please call ahead for pickup time at 828-689-4841 or 828-206-4841.