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Food for the Hungry; Compassion for All

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October 8, 2013
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Associates in Action

SECOR recently had the opportunity to partner with the Associates in Action volunteer program through Kohl's.  This is a great program where 18 Kohl's associates came to our office
to learn more about SECOR.  
 
The volunteers then went to our warehouse to serve by sorting food, cleaning out bins and checking dates on food.  SECOR is very grateful for this program and would like to thank the associates for the positive impact they are making in our community, and for going out into the community to share what they learned about SECOR.  Kohl's Pic 4


Thank you to our sponsors for the 

2013 Golf Tournament! 

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4G Enterprises

Brown Strauss Steel

Complete Basement Systems

Devries Professional Services

Evraz Steel

Gerdau Steel

Hanna Steel

Hunter Retirement and Health Management

Maruichi American Corporation

Maruichi-Leavitt Pipe and Tube

Nucor-Yamato Steel

Searing Industries

Steel Dynamics

Southeast Christian Church

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100 golfers participated in this year's golf tournament held at the Colorado Golf Club.  It was a great event filled with golf, food and entertainment, all to benefit SECOR. Thank you to all who helped make this a successful event.  


Different Faces of Hunger 

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SECOR provides food for more than 400 families each month.  The families are just like you and me.  They have made good choices in their lives, but something has happened that has forced them to seek help from SECOR.  Noreen Plantz is such a person.

 

Noreen was the “American Dream” wife and mother when she first married 20 years ago.  She worked as a marketing manager for a well-known paint supplier, and earned a very nice income.  She and her husband were able to build and enjoy a custom home.  When she began to have children, Noreen happily decided, and was financially able, to stay at home to care for her family. 

That’s when the challenges began.   Of Noreen’s five children, two have special needs.  After ten years of marriage, her husband decided to leave the family, refusing to pay child support, and shortly thereafter Noreen was called to care for her elderly mother as well as her five children.  Noreen was compelled to return to work to provide for her family, but could not secure work in her marketing field and so accepted an hourly wage retail job.  Just as she felt that things could not get more challenging, Noreen was diagnosed with Graves Disease and was forced to stop working and accept disability income from her employer.  Because of her disability income, as meager as it is, she does not qualify for food stamps.  She sadly realized that she was unable to provide the very basics of life – food – for her family.  That’s when she found SECOR. 

Noreen has relied on the assistance of SECOR for 13 months.  When asked what SECOR has meant to her, this is what she said,

"SECOR means the world to me.  People at SECOR don't make me feel less of a person because I have to use a food bank.  The SECOR team is like old friends.  It’s like going to Cheers where ‘everyone knows your name’.  They hug you.  Everyone is so approachable.  I am so grateful for what they do for me.” 

 

It requires an enormous amount of courage for people to ask for help.  The staff and volunteers at SECOR consider it a privilege and honor to serve Noreen and all the families that come to us for help.  Our mission is to fill the gap of immediate need by providing food for families, but more importantly, our heart and intention is to restore hope and faith in love and with respect – to show something of Jesus to those we serve through all that we say and all that we do.


Thank you, dear friends, for helping SECOR fulfill its mission!  We could not do what we do without you!   




Christmas Outreach
It is not too early to start thinking about Christmas.
If your company is interested in sponsoring a family or families for our Christmas Outreach program, please contact the office for more information at 720-842-5621.
 
 
 
  
If you contribute to SECOR through the Southeast Christian Church weekend offering, please note that checks must be made payable to 'SECOR'.  We cannot process checks made to Southeast Christian Church with SECOR in the memo line and the church also cannot split donations.  Thank you so much!  

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Food Bank Statistics for September 2013
# Total Visits:
348
# Clients Served:
1218
# Volunteer Hours Served
442




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Did you know?

Here are some facts about SECOR:


There are 76,000 people in our service area who are in need of assistance.


$50 provides a family of four with a two-week supply of food.  


It takes 40-50 volunteers to help SECOR run smoothly.





Upcoming Events

Beyond the Cupboard Tours:

Want to learn more about what we do?  

Join our staff and board members for a tour and see the Food Bank in operation while hearing life changing stories. 

October 9 12:30-1:30

October 24 5:30-6:30

Fall Festival: 
October 25 

Thanksgiving Outreach:
November 22-23
 



How do I donate to SECOR?

SECOR is only able to do what we do because of our generous donors!  You can donate online anytime, or if you would like information on setting up a regular monthly donation, give us a call at 720-842-5621. 


Food Bank Hours

Wednesdays:

10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Sign in begins at 9am & 12pm


Thursdays:

12pm-6:30pm

Sign in begins at 10am


Fridays:

10am-2pm 

Sign in begins at 9am


Food Bank will be closed:

October 14-18

SECOR's 2012 Annual Report is available online at http://secor.info/
Contact Us | Phone: 720-842-5621 | kim.bruce@secor.info



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