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Community Clean Up Planned at Esther Manor

Esther Manor is a collaboration between the local Foodbank (CRC Chattooga), Jonathan’s House Ministries, & The Grace & Joy House. Not only will the Foodbank who already serves 700 families a month be housed and operating here, it will also house Flourish in conjunction with being able to house 10 at risk young women, and provide a hospitality room for the local DFCS office to use while looking for foster care placements.

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CRC OF CHATTOOGA FOODBANK and their collaboration is preparing reopen an existing facility in Chattooga County. The CRC of Chattooga Foodbank is asking the community to participate for their first clean up day on Saturday May 1, 2021 at 50 Eleanor Ave, Summerville, GA 30747, the old North Summerville Elementary School.

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Clean-up will begin at 10 am and is expected to end at 4 pm. Small Town BBQ will be hosting a fundraiser on site, donating proceeds. Trinity Disposal will be providing the donation of disposal containers. Organizations and ministries with large groups that would like to participate are appreciated.

In February of 2021, the Community Resource Center of Chattooga Foodbank was donated the building and all possessions that had belonged to Hope Rebirth Homeless Shelter for the past nine years to allow for growth, additional community services, and a better utilization of the facility.

Community Resource Center of Chattooga Foodbank has partnered in collaboration with two non-profits; Jonathan’s House Ministries & Flourish Foster Care Closet & Support, Inc. in an effort to establish a more cohesive support system for the community that includes the current foodbank efforts, housing for at-risk young women, and foster care support.

CRC of Chattooga Foodbank has impacted an average of 700 families a month and has been doing so for six years and now countless more will be impacted through this new collaboration

About CRC Organization:

At the Community Resource Center of Chattooga, they don’t want to see anyone going to work, school, or bed on an empty belly. They enjoy the opportunity to not only send food but also hope into the families of our county. They are a non-profit 501C3 organization and a partner with both Atlanta and Chattanooga Area Food Banks. They are supported through local donations including several faithful places of worship.

What is Esther Manor?

Esther Manor is a collaboration between the local Foodbank (CRC Chattooga), Jonathan’s House Ministries, & The Grace & Joy House. Not only will the Foodbank who already serves 700 families a month be housed and operating here, it will also house Flourish in conjunction with being able to house 10 at risk young women, and provide a hospitality room for the local DFCS office to use while looking for foster care placements.

This is a HUGE collaboration. Within these walls they will be able to help young women get on their feet, many that have aged out of foster care with no where to go. They will also be able to provide job training, financial literacy classes, parenting classes, anger management, and other classes geared towards creating safe, stable, and successful family units in the community.

 

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