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Pennies for Patty Benefit Fundraiser

You’re invited to the “Pennies for Patty” Benefit planned for Saturday October 10th at 11:00 am at West Yancey Fire Department.  Dine on Barbecue with all the fixings, enter your car in the car show for $5, enjoy games, entertainment from various groups and more all to raise money for Patty Garland who has been diagnosed with cancer. She is the wife of Rev. David Garland.  ...(more)

19th Annual Yancey County Toy Run

Sponsored by the Town Of Burnsville and Mount Mitchell Bikers association. Our goal is to make sure every underprivileged child in Yancey County will be able to have a Christmas this year. ...(more)

Update on Feed a Child Yancey County

The Feed a Child ministry is working in conjunction with the Yancey County schools to deliver meals and food bags to 590 children three times a week, a total of 1,800 bags per week. As parents are laid off or not able to go to work, we anticipated these numbers increasing. Many of you have been asking how you can help. If you would like to order foods yourself and have them shipped, please use ...(more)

How to Help Feed-A-Child WNC

Feed-A-Child Yancey provides  healthy snacks to kids who are on free or reduced lunches during the school week but then have little or nothing to eat over the weekends. They package the snacks in grocery-type bags and then deliver them to the schools that have identified the children in need. The schools then make sure the kids have the bags before they leave school on Fridays for the ...(more)

Area Resident In Need of Life-Saving Transplant

With the cost of a life-saving transplant often exceeding $800,000, most transplant patients are unable to shoulder that financial burden. COTA is a national 501(c)3 charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. COTA works with individuals of any age with a single-gene disorder such as Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, or ...(more)

Local Family Needs Help

The family of Dickie Geouge of Blue Rock has had 2 family members –son and then mother—pass away within days of each other.  A GoFundMe account has been created to help Dickie Geouge, a strong, proud mountain man, with these two funeral expenses. ...(more)

Ways to Help Tornado Victims

Storms devastated Alabama and South Georgia Communities on Sunday evening March 3rd. Dozens were killed in Lee County Alabama where the tornado touched down.  Many families lost everything. If you would like to help, select a link below for more information.  Samaritan’s Purse American Red Cross ...(more)

Hospice of Yancey Grief Support Group “Embracing Grief”

Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care and The Burnsville First Baptist Church are co-sponsoring a community grief support group called “Embracing Grief”.  They will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 4:30 pm, beginning November 13th, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church on Town Square in Burnsville.  If you are interested and have experienced loss in some way ...(more)