The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
CAReS is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit agency founded 16 years ago by four local churches and other concerned Boyd County citizens. These founders recognized the need for organized assistance within Boyd County, thus avoiding duplication of services and eliminating gaps.
CAReS has since grown to include 54 Covenant Partner churches as well as numerous individual and organizational supporters. CAReS works daily with these churches and other area agencies to ensure that those who truly need services get them. Likewise CAReS strives to identify gaps and fill them, such as with utility assistance and emergency food. Simply put, Boyd County CAReS.
CAReS is a community-based, non-profit agency which identifies, coordinates and mobilizes resources for individuals and families in emergency/crisis situations. CAReS provides direct services and referrals as needed. Additionally, CAReS prevents duplication of services by local social service organizations as well as area churches by acting as an informational clearinghouse for those organizations.
In addition to coordinating holiday assistance, acting as an informational clearinghouse for area churches and agencies, and offering referrals to other programs, CAReS also provides direct assistance with utilities, prescriptions, transportation, and other vital needs.