CAB has been a busy place this summer, as school let out and the heat wave moved in. CAB has certainly been a place of refuge for many folks—those feeling the spike in utility costs, food costs and even families who have faced homelessness this summer. We are honored to be able to serve these families and individuals on behalf of the whole Blythewood community!
Our work isn’t finished and we are asking for your help. We are fortunate to have a wonderful food pantry that stays stocked through donations and food drives from our community, as well as through our partnership with Harvest Hope. As you can imagine, the shelves are starting to show bare spots and we have some very specific food pantry needs. If you are interested in helping us fill the shelves, here are items we ALWAYS need:
100% fruit juice boxes, canned meats (chicken, tuna, salmon), canned fruit, cereal, pasta and pasta sauce, canned beef stew and soups, peanut butter and jelly, granola bars, toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, paper products, feminine products, etc.).
Also, gift cards and monetary donations are appreciated. We are open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am—1 pm and invite you to stop by to see what we are all about.
HEROES FOR CHANGE: Thank you SC Thrive for designating CAB as a “Heroes for Change” agency. CAB serves as a Benefit Bank Site where folks can apply online for various benefits and resources such as food assistance, health coverage, home energy assistance and much more. Through its eligibility screening tool, The Benefit Bank can ensure that people are fully aware of the benefits to which they are entitled and, as an expert system it helps maximize the benefits and tax refunds they can secure. TBB is unique because it functions as a benefits eligibility screener, a benefits application filer and an IRS-certified tax assistance and filing service. CAB is pleased to have several trained Benefit Bank volunteers.
FLOOD ASSISTANCE: Flood assistance is still available!
HEARTS AND HANDS DISASTER RECOVERY is providing Disaster Case Management for residents in the 24 Flood impacted counties.
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Disaster Case Management is available in the following counties:
Calhoun, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Spartanburg,Clarendon, Darlington, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Sumter, Williamsburg,Bamberg, Berkley, Charleston, Dorchester & Orangeburg.
For more information on Hearts and Hands, please click here.
Christian Assistance Bridge is a service agency in Blythewood, SC that is blessed with significant support from a generous community! The mission of Christian Assistance Bridge is to provide hope and support to those in need by offering basic necessities. CAB offers emergency assistance, such as utilities, rent, food, medication, transportation and traveler’s aid, to residents in Blythewood and surrounding communities. The agency, located at 126 Blythewood Road, is a collaborative effort of area churches, individuals and support organizations and currently serves residents of zip codes 29016 (Blythewood), 29229 (Northeast Columbia) and 29130 (Ridgeway).
Any individual, church or organization wishing to support the mission of Christian Assistance Bridge may send contributions to Christian Assistance Bridge, P.O. Box 1026, Blythewood, SC 29016. Christian Assistance Bridge is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt agency. Your donation is tax deductible.