CRI SEEKING PUBLIC DONATIONS

(04/27/2005)

Dear Citizens of Calhoun County,

Community Resources, Inc. is a private, non- profit charitable organization incorporated in the State of West Virginia under a volunteer board of directors who reside in our community base. We are recognized as tax exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Community Resources, Inc. has been serving residents in Calhoun County since March 1986. The mission of Community Resources, Inc. is simple: The improvement of the lives of low income people. Our primary goal is twofold: Providing services which help the poor obtain basic necessities Developing means to change those systems which cause poverty.

The low income residents in Calhoun County are provided a variety of services through the Calhoun County Community Resources office located in Grantsville.

Services available through this office include case management, on-line job registration, weatherization assistance, financial counseling, public transportation and emergency assistance for food, utility and prescription needs.

Two trained AmeriCorps members provide guidance in assisting clients in becoming "job ready". Assistance is provided in obtaining a GED, personal appearance tips, interviewing skills and basic computer classes.

Through the Calhoun County CRI Thrift Store the public is provided clothing and household goods at very low prices. Proceeds from the thrift store are used to meet emergency needs of the low income citizens of Calhoun County.

Community Resources, Inc. has undergone a substantial decrease on funding over the last two funding cycles putting a strain on our operating and program budget. Therefore I am asking the Citizens of Calhoun County to consider Calhoun Community Resources, Inc. with any donations in helping with the operational costs to keep our doors open and to be able to continue the many services we offer to our citizens of Calhoun County.

We thank you for the prompt consideration in this matter. Should you need more information please contact Janet McCormick, Community Resources, Inc. Calhoun County Director at 354-9265.

In our efforts to serve the citizens of Calhoun County.

Sincerely,
Janet McCormick

Calhoun County Community Resources, Inc.
Post Office Box 309
Grantsville, WV 26147
304-354-9265