What a Great Year!
This year saw some changes at GAM. We served more people than ever, we paid more bills than ever, and we had the most fabulous support from many churches and civic organizations all around Garner. In 2019 we: -Updated the webpage -Added the provision of a small amount of frozen meat with our food pantry. -Provided Backpack Buddy food for 10 students at Creech Road Elementary School. - Provided 350 bags of toiletries to Military Mission in Action, an organization the helps homeless veterans. - Provided 75 families with turkey dinners with the trimmings, thanks to the contributions of turkeys from several donors. -We added the capability of using credit and debit cards to the Thrift Store. -We got a lot of new volunteers!! When Garner Area Ministries was begun 38 years ago, we had big plans for helping people in need in Garner. The founders envisioned a place where people could come and find a caring person to listen to their problems and try to help them find a solution. We've moved a couple of times over the years, and volunteers have come and gone, but we still hope to be able to help people when they need it. Some folks come in once, and we never see them again, and some folks come repeatedly as they need it. Some folks come for food for the body and some because they need food for the spirit. Whatever people need, we may not be able to provide it, but we may be able to help in some small way. It is a blessing to us to be able to serve our neighbors of Garner. Thank you for the opportunity. I want to thank all the volunteers who come to help put food on the shelves, steam clothes, price items, help with crisis assistance, keep the books, serve on the board, and all the hundreds of tasks needed to keep GAM running. Without you, we could not serve the folks in Garner and the surrounding area. So a big thanks to you!!! You are the heart of GAM. Kathy Blue