It is estimated that over 100 million people in the world are homeless. There are hundreds of millions more who live in homes that are unsafe, which they can not afford to provide the needed minor and major repairs. Through the many housing ministries available at CUMC, you can participate in sharing God’s love by providing a house for the homeless and by helping better someone’s housing situation.
Appalachia Service Project is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia. Their vision is that substandard housing in Central Appalachia will be eradicated and that everyone who comes into contact with this ministry will be transformed. CUMC sends youth and adults to participate in the ministry each Summer.
The Brain Foundation provides housing for those suffering from serious and persistent brain diseases such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorders and who are homeless or vulnerable to becoming homeless.
For more information, please visit our web site at www.brain-foundation.org.
CUMC partners in ministry with FACETS to provide housing through the Supportive Housing Program and through the winter-long Hypothermia Shelter.
The Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter helps assist families experiencing homelessness move into permanent housing as quickly as possible while continuing to provide services to families once they are housed. CUMC offers regular donations of food and other donated items for the families living at the Kate Hanley Shelter.
Every year in April, CUMC sponsors a “Rebuilding Together” Project in partnership with the Fairfax, Arlington and Falls Church (RT/AFF) affiliate of the National Rebuilding Together organization. CUMC sponsors the project by contributing funding for materials and hardware purchases, and also by sending a team of volunteers to implement improvements and fixes for a needy household.
Each summer, a mission team of youth and adults travel to Sneedville, TN, a small town in Hancock County, to serve throughout the community. CUMC also partners with Sneedville UMC to help provide Christmas gifts to children throughout the community.