The Salvation Army Ocean Crest Ministries

Organization Mission Statement

Ocean Crest Community Church exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in Campbell River, Port Hardy and surrounding communities.

The organization serves the following population

We support people who are homeless and hungry; are the working poor; those with mental health issues; and those who struggle with addictions.

The funds donated will be used to

If honored with the donation, we would put the money towards our Family Services children. Each summer 8 children, ages 7-12, have the opportunity to attend Camp Sunrise, in Gibsons, BC. Receiving a donation such as this would help cover the camp fees, transportation costs, T-Shirts, and travel meal for these children.

Camp Sunrise provides a reprieve from the stressors common to children of the 21st century: family instability and breakdown; rapidly evolving community morals and values; media bombardment of information, and daily exposure to significant world events - often tragic - and over which the child has no control. As they embrace the expansive outdoor setting and participate in activities that are both fun and challenging, young campers develop friendships with peers based upon shared experiences. Capable and caring camp counselors serve as mentors to their young charges, encouraging their growth emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually. The lasting, positive, impact on the lives and families of these vulnerable children is invaluable.

The organizations current sources of funding are

Thrift stores, church donations and from our Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign for our Community Feeding Programs.

 

Visit their website for more information: oceancrestchurch.com

 

This nomination has been reviewed by the 100 Women Who Care committee and meets all criteria.