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Crisis: “A time of intense difficulty, trouble or danger”
Romans 12:13  “When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them.  Always be eager to practice hospitality. 
Since 1983, Western Wake Crisis Ministry (WWCM) has been helping those in need in the western part of Wake County, where services have not been available.  On day one, WWCM served seven families from a basement of a local Baptist Church. Today it serves over 200 families each month in the towns of Apex, New Hill, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Willow Springs and Friendship. Over the years, the Ministry has provided a myriad of services including food, clothing, firewood, home repairs, utility, prescription, and rental assistance.

Not having food to eat or being able to provide for your family meets the very definition of a crisis. Christ the King has partnered with WWMC by providing shelf-stable food and sundries for the food pantry. During this past year we were also able to give farm-fresh produce to the pantry as a result of the grant we received from the ELCA to purchase produce from local black farmers. In addition, thanks to the generosity of CTK members, our financial support has grown to match other ministries with which we partner.
To appreciate what your support of WWCM can mean, consider Sheila. When Sheila’s husband died suddenly, she wasn’t sure how she would make ends meet with 3 school-age children. Her part-time wages alone wouldn’t pay the bills so she was already behind on her electric bill, and the stove was broken.  Sheila came to WWCM for assistance with her bills while she waited for her first paycheck from her new full-time job. Working with the case management program, she was connected to other community resources, including GriefShare for emotional support and The Christmas Store, to ensure her children had presents under their tree. Working with a local church, WWCM was also able to secure a new stove for Sheila.  
This is just one of many stories demonstrating the ways CTK, in partnership with Western Wake Crisis Ministry, has made a difference to someone during their time of crisis. This will continue in 2023.  As WWCM finds it food pantry shelves empty following the outpouring of support over the holidays, CTK will fill them up. During February, donations of food and personal care items placed in the bins inside and outside the Atrium will be taken to WWCM. To see a list of most needed items, go to To sign up to help the S-Team deliver donated items, go to signups in Church Center and click on Food Pantry Deliveries. Thank you for your support.
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