Epicenter Church has been a blessing to my clients here at The Center for Economic Empowerment and Development (CEED). The major goal of the New Choices program is to empower others and assist them in finding their path to self-sufficiency. I do this by helping them with employment, financial readiness, career counseling, nutrition, utility assistance, and rental assistance.
The financial assistance that we provide has guidelines that I must work within, and sometimes these guidelines prevent me from using federal funds to provide all the assistance that someone may truly require. Epicenter has partnered with CEED and has stepped up when there was no one else to turn to. They have paid for hotel stays until I could arrange housing, paid multiple utility deposits, and even helped a deserving family repair their vehicle so that they could get to work. I am so grateful for Epicenter Church and all that they are doing for people, our community, and for God.
Patricia Jackson Director of New Choices, CEED
The members of the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department would like to Thank the Epicenter Church for their show of appreciation for the services that we provide to the community. Taking the time out of your busy schedule and preparing and delivering Thanksgiving meals to the fire stations means a lot to each one of us. It provides us with a sense of pride and ownership that what we do really does make a difference in the lives of those we protect. We pray that each one of you have a wonderful 2016 and God bless!
Deputy Chief Hieu N. Sifford Fayetteville Fire/EM Dept.
Epicenter Church has prayed for and partnered with The Designing Station for over 3 years. Talk about talented. We were blessed with a sewing team of young teens that made pillowcases for families, artists that redecorated and painted, pastors designing reception areas and the carpenters were repairing furniture and hanging things with vroom vroom tools! Biceps and triceps were popping out as the heavy stuff was being organized in the warehouse and then there was Christmas. Families in need during the holiday season have the opportunity to receive blessings and gifts because of generous donations of things such as clothing, towels and sheets or bicycles, Kuerig coffee makers or even a laptop. We call this event our annual Jesus’ Birthday Celebration because He is The Gift-Giver of all time! Thank you for making a difference to families right here in our community every Christmas. Your faithfulness and support to those you have never seen is an amazing love. Thank you for sharing the Father’s love.
Cheri Smith, Executive Director The Designing Station, Inc.