Thanks to the diligent work of volunteers, Blowing Rock CARES has become an official partner agency of the Second Harvest Food Bank of NW NC. The Second Harvest Food Bank of NW NC is a major nonprofit hunger-relief organization serving 18 counties across Northwest NC though a network of more than 400 partner food assistance programs. As an official Partner Agency, Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. will now be able to purchase and distribute food from Second Harvest Food Bank of NW NC. More information on Second Harvest Food Bank of NW NC can be found on their website at http://www.hungernwnc.org/.
On behalf of the children and families in Watauga County, Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. would like to thank all those who participated, volunteered, sponsored, and donated to the Casa Rustica’s Seventh Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Very special thanks must go to event organizers, Rick and Liz Pedroni of Casa Rustica Restaurant, for selecting Blowing rock C.A.R.E.S. to benefit again from this year’s event. The lively competition, great food and generous raffle items all contributed to a wonderful day. Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. is a nonprofit all volunteer 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to help families in Watauga County that are in need with food, some non-perishable items and limited assistance with utility bills. Our aim is to help fill the gaps in the assistance network already available. Again we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Rick and Liz Pedroni of Casa Rustica.
– Board of Directors, Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S.
Seasonal residents that are heading south for the winter are invited to empty their pantries into grocery carts that will be behind Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church during Sundays in October 2013. This effort is being led by a Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church Circle group and coordinated by Billie Hicklin.