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Ashure Ministry Inc

aka ECCCM   |   Newton, NC   |  www.ashureministry.org

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Mission

Ashure Ministry's Mission: To provide crisis assistance to people in Catawba County

Ruling year info

1971

Executive Director

Kristal Manning

Assistant Director

Tammy Dotson

Main address

PO Box 31

Newton, NC 28658 USA

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EIN

56-0946753

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Financial Counseling, Money Management (P51)

Thrift Shops (P29)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Systemic poverty and low income situations, exacerbated by the loss of manufacturing industries, negatively impact residents in the area. Emergency crisis financial assistance is used as a hand up, followed by full case management with crisis assistance coaching and personalized goal setting with action steps.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Crisis Program

The Emergency Crisis Program (ECP) assists those in crisis with emergency assistance for mortgage and rent payments, utility bills, fuel oil & kerosene purchases, food, clothing and life-necessary pharmaceuticals. The purpose of the program is to provide household stability through financial support in the midst of a crisis. All clients must make an application for assistance and go through an in-depth interview process that requires personal identification with a complete demonstration of income and expenses, providing all bills and bank statements. Clients are assisted based on pre-established agency financial guidelines.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

This program works with Ashure Ministry crisis clients, teaching the basics of financial education, debt reduction, fiscal responsibility, goal setting and higher employment opportunities. Through this program, clients are helped to remain self-reliant.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Addressing food insecurity issues among low income working poor families, these programs effectively supplement other food resources to fully meet a family's needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2024

NC Center for Nonprofits - Member 2024

Feeding America 2024

Second Harvest Food Bank 2024

Chamber of Commerce 2024

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric includes any individual, business or organization that has made a financial contribution.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Hunger Prevention Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Provides the needed labor for ECCCM to be able to provide essential services to our clients while saving dollars that can be utilized for additional assistance instead of paying salaries.

Number of first-time donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

New donors to ECCCM

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Hunger Prevention Programs

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The value of the 15,712 hours in 2023 is $449,642 - volunteers provide needed labor to provide services to our clients saving the cost of salaries to the ministry

Total dollars distributed for utilities assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Crisis Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 had moratoriums in place due to COVID so families did not seek assistance causing the drop for that year.

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Crisis Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 had moratoriums in place due to COVID so families did not seek assistance causing the drop for that year.

Number of families assisted with rent or mortgage to avoid eviction

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Crisis Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 had moratoriums in place due to COVID so families did not seek assistance causing the drop for that year.

Number of casework interviews performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Crisis Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our service area expanded 8/1/23 to include all Catawba County residents. 2021 had moratoriums in place due to COVID so families did not seek assistance causing the drop for that year.

Number of snacks served for students participating in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Hunger Prevention Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

ECCCMs Student Hunger Prevention Program is our food program available to Catawba County resident students and their families. This program covers grades K-12 in all school systems.

Number of families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Expanded our service area to include all Catawba County residents with food 11/1/2022 and with all services 8/1/2023.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Hunger Prevention Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Expanded our service area to include all Catawba County residents with food 11/1/22. Distributed 1.5 millions lbs of food in 2021, 1.7 million lbs of food in 2022 and 2.5 million lbs of food in 2023

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal of ECCCM is to provide a safety net to those experiencing an economic crisis situation. Due to a number of variables, from unemployment and underemployment, disabilities, extreme poverty to catastrophic crisis situations resulting from accidents, injuries or other medical situations, many families will be unable to provide for themselves during a short-term period. To this end, through crisis services, ECCCM seeks to eliminate homeless by keeping the family unit intact in their home with the basic life needs of mortgage and rent assistance, utilities, fuel oil and kerosene if needed, life-necessary pharmaceuticals, emergency food and clothing. Moreover, through case management and the Crisis Assistance Coaching Program, families are helped with basic education in financial management, budgeting, shopping strategies, debt reduction and personal goal setting. By so doing, ECCCM's goal is realized through a holistic approach to emergency crisis assistance that addresses the systemic cause and effect, investing in the person that will in turn strengthen the community.

ECCCM's underlying strategy for crisis intervention is at the point of crisis with the family in need. As a crisis agency since 1969, ECCCM's reputation as a beacon of hope is well known throughout the community. Persons are invited to apply for services by providing proof of income and benefit awards along with copies of all bills and expenses. Through a personal interview we are able to determine if a crisis situation exists, and if so, what type of crisis services would be appropriate. All crisis services are provided immediately, with rent and mortgage assistance paid directly to landlords or lending institutions, utility payments to utility companies, fuel oil or kerosene payments to the vendors, and emergency food given through the food pantry at the conclusion of the interview. In so doing, families in need are assisted immediately, thereby alleviating the crisis situation.

As a crisis assistance agency since 1969, ECCCM is well experienced in efficiently providing crisis assistance services. As a Christian agency, we make a commitment to the community to remain as good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. Through years of experience we have established best practices, revising procedures and methodology if changing situations suggest doing so. With a committed and experienced staff that keeps abreast of community affairs and the economic climate, trends are known and anticipated. With a volunteer base comprised of over 300 regular volunteers who provide over 15,000 volunteer hours annually, overhead costs are held down while the community shares in the ministry of ECCCM. Aided by strong relationships with area businesses, ECCCM is able to further reduce costs on necessary business costs and commodity expenses. Through effective grant writing, area foundations continue to provide a necessary revenue stream for crisis services. ECCCM, being born through supportive area churches, continues to receive annual funding from 58 congregations. Finally, individuals and businesses contribute financially to the ongoing operations of ECCCM. To date, no family or individual in need has been turned away due to lack of ability or capacity to provide services.

ECCCM has accomplished providing crisis services to 100% of those who apply and qualify for crisis assistance services. In response to identified need in the county, we expanded our food service are 11/1/22 and expanded our service are for all services 8/1/23 to include all Catawba County residents. As a result, in 2023 over $1.4 million was provided for crisis assistance services. Over 2.5 million pounds was distributed through the ECCCM Charlie Bunn Food Pantry - a total of 39,119 carts of food which increased from 18,580 in 2022. Our assistance alleviated crisis situations, eliminating homeless, providing basic life needs, and emergency food that eliminates food insecurity.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Ashure Ministry Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mary Reitzel

Sherry Fry

Catawba First Insurance

Richard Boyett

Retired

Anita Deal

Retired

Jason Chapman

Twin City Insurance

Steve Deitz

Catawba County

Bruce Deese

Retired

Vanessa Linebarger

Catawba County Schools

Josh Sherfey

FUMC - Newton

Mary Reitzel

University Christian High School

JR Sigmon

Catawba County Schools

Lonnie Shook

Lonnie Shook, CPA PLLC

Beverly Danner

City of Newton Council

Gary McDougal

Retired

Joe Lichtenwalner

Corning

Mandy Rembert

Stiefel

Renee Neal

Retired

Robert Huffman

Edward Jones

Shelby Graff

Shurtape

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/8/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability