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VALLEY CHURCHES UNITED MISSIONS

Agency Profile

OUR MISSION: The Valley Churches United Missions is a coalition of community and church volunteers coming together to perform humanitarian acts by providing direct aid assistance in the form of food and emergency rent and utilities to the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley residents in their time of crisis.

OUR IMPACT: Our primary community service is decreasing hunger and homelessness and providing hope for the less fortunate in our community. The emergency food pantry volunteers prepare food bags for 3149 people per month.

OUR PROGRAMS – Client Direct Aid Assistance:

  1. Emergency Food Pantry, food vouchers, bus passes, gas vouchers distribution.
  2. Senior Low-income food and voucher distribution
  3. Crisis rent/mortgage assistance to avoid eviction and homelessness
  4. Crisis utility assistance to avoid shut off
  5. Crisis medical/dental assistance (limited)
  6. Education supplies, backpacks for children, camp fees
  7. Disaster relief, before, during, and after event.
  8. Holiday Projects: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas food and gifts
  9. Mission Outreach, sharing with agencies and individuals county-wide
  10. Individual fund raising when a catastrophic illness strikes, 100% direct aid.

OTHER PROGRAMS AND SERVICES CLIENT AID

  1. Client information and referral
  2. USDA monthly food distribution site plus supplements
  3. Food for Children monthly food distribution site
  4. Weekly Grey Bear distributions.
  5. Weekly VCUM Senior distributions.

OUR RESOURCES: Our support comes from caring, sharing donors near and far. We receive no government assistance or grants. We send mail appeals twice a year to generate funds. Our major fund raising drives are the “Buck For Hunger” and the Valley Christmas Project. We do not phone solicit, sell or share our donor lists.

OUR ITEM DONATION RESOURCES: Item donation support comes from our local businesses, schools, service clubs, churches, youth groups and individuals.

OUR ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS: Only 5.2% is used for the operation of our buildings, vehicles, utilities, insurance and two paid staff members. We can do all this because we operate with a 98% volunteer staff.

View our 2012 Annual Report (In PDF format Adobe Acrobat Reader)

To read a "Brief History" about Valley Churches United Missions, click here. (In PDF format Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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