A Message from the Executive Director
Today ECCCM continues to serve those who are in crisis. Whether due to unemployment, underemployment, sudden personal crisis, or other extenuating circumstances, ECCCM is a source of refuge in the storms of life. Our philosophy is simple: To provide a hand up, not a hand out, to those in need.
ECCCM has a serious responsibility to the community as we serve the large geographical area of eastern Catawba County including: Newton, Conover, Maiden, Claremont, Catawba, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, Blackburn, and all areas in between. Providing assistance with mortgage and rent payments, utility bills, food, pharmaceuticals, clothing, and fuel oil & kerosene, ECCCM harnesses the collective support of our community – its churches, businesses, foundations, and residents – then leverages that support through partnerships with suppliers that allows for the purchase of goods at price points well below the retail average. Remaining good stewards of our resources, we continue to hold administrative costs in the single digits, meaning that well over 90 cents of every dollar goes directly to crisis relief.
Led by a clergy person and a strong Board of Directors, our name underscores our ideology: a Cooperative Christian Ministry. In cooperation with our community, we are intentionally Christian, being the body of Christ that ministers to the world. Daily the staff prays for our ministry, our supportive community, the clients we will serve that day, thanking God for the opportunity to extend divine love and grace.
Through your continued support of our ministries, ECCCM is able to continue providing a hand up for those in need. At ECCCM, our ministry is in partnership with everyone who partners with us as we remain a beacon of light in our community.
Rev. Robert C. Silber, Executive Director
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry, Inc.