Christian Care Center Receives Donation
“Buddy” Wilson of Crabtree Wilson Insurance Agency in Whitley City presents 3 checks totaling $2,500.00 to McCreary County Christian Care Center (CCC). Accepting the checks on behalf of the CCC are Sue Singleton, Director and Azalie Egnew, Board Member and one of original founders of the Christian Care Center.
$1,000.00 of the donation was a grant from West Bend Insurance Company of West Bend, WI. The remaining $1,500.00 was contributed by Crabtree Wilson & their insurance partners at Energy Insurance Agency, Lexington, KY. Buddy stated that he had applied for a grant from ‘West Bend’ last year but the application arrived too late for consideration. Tonya Cothern, Senior Regional Sales Manager of West Bend remembered Buddy’s application and called him to encourage him to send a new application as soon as the process opened again in 2021.
Mark Kelder, President of Energy Insurance Agency commented that “Energy is not just in the business of providing insurance protection but also to support the local communities where there is a definite need and we feel the McCreary Christian Care definitely provides a needed service to McCreary County.
Buddy commented that Crabtree Wilson has long been a supporter of the Christian Care Center and CWI Employees for the last few years have contributed to the center each December rather than spend money for gift exchange in the office.
Buddy also applied for and received a grant for the CCC in 2020 from AllState Insurance Company.
Established through Sister Lorraine, the McCreary County Christian Care Center has been helping local folks since 1980. In 2000, Sue Singleton became director of the Center and is very pleased the Center received such a generous donation.
“McCreary Christian Center is most grateful to receive a generous donation from Crabtree Wilson Insurance and two additional insurance companies,” Singleton said. “The donations will benefit all of our programs including the food pantry that feeds usually 700 families per month, plus the 300 senior citizens who receive food on the second Wednesday of each month, assisting with utilities, furnishing incontinence supplies, personal care, cleaning supplies, durable medical equipment, baby formula and diapers.”
The Christian Care Center helps those in need by assisting with food, durable medical equipment, personal care and incontinence items, diabetic supplies, and school supplies. The Center helps provide personal items (wigs, etc.) needed by cancer patients and equipment such as walkers and crutches needed for the elderly and those with physical limitations. They also have a small library for those who enjoy reading.
The Center is supported primarily through donations from residents, churches, and organizations at the local, state, and national levels. Two very small grants (one federal and one from the United Way) also help with food supplies.
Donations are accepted year round and can be delivered to the Center Monday through Thursday. For more information on volunteering at the Food Pantry, call 376-8742.