Meals on Wheels Program Needs Help To Expand

The “Meals on Wheels” program in Yancey County is seeking additional funds to potentially serve 110 in home meals four days per week to hungry and shut in clients.  Currently they prepare and deliver 60 in home meals three days per week.   The additional funds   would allow them to nearly triple their current output. For many of their clients this is the only hot meal they receive all day. The Senior Center has received a grant to help with funding this additional day per week. However they need to raise $7,000.00.  They are one third of the way there.  The latest economic downturn has many of Yancey County senior’s children and grandchildren leaving the area to find jobs.  This leaves seniors here with little or no assistance as they become feeble.   Currently     “Meals on Wheels” is unable to serve the Bald Mountain Community and the Brushy Creek Community.  These two communities are primarily aging communities.   Additional funds raised would help provide the gas money needed to get these meals into these sections of the county. To make a donation to “Meals on Wheels”, contact Vivian Hollifield at:  828-682-6011.

Benefit Singing for Ethan Hudgins

There will be a Benefit Singing for Ethan Hudgins Saturday September 10th at 5:00 pm at the Barnardsville Fire Department.  For more informatioin call Chris at 208-3945.

Benefit to Honor Memory of Melanie Shell & Help Her Family

Melanie Shell was diagnosed with cancer in December of 2012.   After many treatments and surgeries at Cancer Treatment Centers of America with no positive results, she passed away on Monday August 15th.  A fundraiser to help her family with her medical bills and other expenses is planned for Saturday September 3rd beginning at 1:00pm at the Tipton Hill School Auditorium.  The event will include a car show from 1-3pm with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies. Admission is $5 per car.  (**A raffle will take place later in the evening with prizes including gift certificates).  There will also be a cake walk for $1 per walk per person and  face painting for $1 per person.  Gospel singing will be held throughout the event.  Food will be served starting a 1:00pm with a meal consisting of hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, chips, chili, and many different condiments as well as dessert and drinks for $7 a plate.  A love offering will be taken up throughout the evening as well.

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 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.

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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.