In 2012, Christian Relief Services and its project, Americans Helping Americans® worked in partnership with volunteers and community partners to provice the following support to Americans living in poverty:
Outreach Programs for Youth and Families
In 2012, our concentrated efforts, through funding to Americans Helping Americans®, an affiliate of Christian Relief Services, assisted very low-income people with emergency assistance, home repair, school supplies, enrichment camps and services for youth, and life skills training in rural areas of Appalachia and urban programs. 27,000 individuals were assisted in Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the Districk of Columbia.
Food and Relief Distribution
In 2012, we provided a total of 64,336 pounds of food to Americans in dire need. For the holidays, 6,048 turkeys were provided. In addition to the food, other items distributed included blankets, new coats, as well as small gift items for many families that are unable to provide gifts for their children. We also distributed new shoes, hygiene items, and school supplies and craft items.
Service-Enriched Housing and Community Resource Centers
Through our Americans Helping Americans® affiliate that we fund, we provided community-based services to residents at Pine Ridge Apartments (301 units) in Phoenix, Arizona.
64,336 lbs of food distributed
6,048 turkeys for the holidays
2,043 new coats
1,624 pairs of new shoes
1,700 hygiene kits
1,800 school supply kits