MISSION: PROVIDING RELIEF FOR AREAS OF DISASTER BASED UPON THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in." Matthew 25:35
Our vision is to honor God by collecting funds to distribute aid to people in need. This includes, but is not limited to, helping people rebuild their homes that have been destroyed by natural causes and helping the widowed, orphaned, poor and those who are hungry, homeless, and in need of clothing.
Coming Alongside: A Community Relief (CACRelief) is a volunteer-based not-for-profit corporation that focusses on raising funds for helping people rebuild their homes and lives after experiencing a disaster, such as flooding, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes, or because of constant hardship over time producing a situation of great need. Currently those facing the hardest times are the elderly, so our focus includes helping those no longer able to effectively maintain their homes.
We believe that God calls His people to fulfill the mission Jesus set forth when He commanded the disciples to feed the poor and take care of the widows and orphans.
Our aim is to help those in need through direct service, fundraising and coordination of relief efforts (e.g. community volunteers, negotiation with local suppliers, etc.). CACRelief works with local community agencies to determine the needs of the community and identify persons in need.
In 2012, a local family was struggling to complete a home renovation project. A group of community members learned of their struggle and came together to complete the project in one day. Within a few months, some of those same community members went to Schoharie County, NY to help repair homes that had been damaged during Hurricane Irene. They were struck by the great need that remained after the first wave of assistance, and began to plan a way to get involved.
Efforts started with simple drives for necessary supplies. Years later we are still focused on helping those in need and our focus has expanded. In addition to raising funds, we have branched out into helping through volunteer organization and coordinating acquisition of supplies. We want to provide relief in ways that is needed, so our mission is simple: providing relief for areas of disaster based upon the needs of the community.
"Do to others as you would have them DO to you."
Bethesda Christian Fellowship
Crum Creek Church
Duanesburg Reformed Presbyterian Church
Good Shepherd Church
Herkimer Reformed Church
Little Falls Assembly of God
We are thankful for the churches and organizations that are partnering with us to help people in need because of Christ's love for us. Our partners provide support as well as labor for projects, and are invaluable in fulfilling the mission. If your church or organization would be interested in uniting with CACRelief to share God's love in a very tangible way, please contact us. We can come give a presentation about our mission, and would be happy to discuss how we can work together to serve our Lord Jesus Christ.
PHOTOS AND PROJECTS
Some of the projects we have been involved with and people who have been blessed through CACRelief.
COLLECTING NEEDED ITEMS
SHARING THE LOVE OF JESUS
MORE PHOTOS AND PROJECTS
Some more of the projects we have been involved with and people who have been blessed through CACRelief.
COLLECTING NEEDED ITEMS
SHARING THE LOVE OF JESUS
There are several ways you can support the mission of CACRelief:
Pray for us!
Volunteer - contact us to be put on a volunteer call list. As projects come up, we will call you to see if you are available to help someone in need.
Painless giving - We know times are tough and the cost of living continues to rise. That is why we found ways you can give just by living life. See below!
Donate - You may donate with any major credit card. Just click here!
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Amazon Smile. Shop Amazon with your existing account using Amazon Smile and we will receive a donation from your purchase. Just start at smile.amazon.com and select Coming Alongside as your charitable organization.
Scrips. Do your regular, everyday shopping at your favorite retailers using gift cards purchased through ScripZone. Simply go to www,ScripZone.com, register as a new user, and join using our group ID: 518ComingAlongside. A portion of each card purchase goes to support CACRelief.
GoodSearch. Do you use the internet? Search the internet through www.GoodSearch.com and help us earn money. We receive a donation for each search you conduct. GoodSearch even allows you to track your contributions! Follow the directions to register, choose Coming Alongside as your charity, and make GoodSearch your homepage.
GoodShop. Do you shop online? Shop at your favorite store through www.GoodShop.com. Choose Coming Alongside as your charity and we will receive a commission from your purchase. Walmart, Petsmart, Target, Sam's Club, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bass Pro Shops, JC Penney, J Crew and FactoryOutletStore.com are just a few among thousands other stores.
Get in touch with CACRelief to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. We encourage you to contact us with any questions, concerns and/or requests for assistance, or to volunteer. If you wish to donate, you may do so by clicking here, and THANK YOU for all your support!
To begin the process of receiving assistance from CACRelief:
1. Contact us
2. Submit completed application
3. Submit itemized estimate (if applicable)
4. Receive approval for project from
PO Box 177, St Johnsville NY 13452