Dick Stevens to lead Christian Clearing House directors

Dick Stevens will serve as president of the Christian Clearing House board of directors for 2014. He was installed during the organization’s annual meeting, held Feb. 10.
Other officers include Dale Briggs, president-elect; Jerry Sprouse, past president; Debbie Seawell, secretary; and Marsha Grieser, treasurer.
Directors are Ron Rush, Hank Snedeker, Julie Arnold, Jack Cramer, Mike Noggle and Jane Stout.
Retiring directors Gene and Evelyn Kelsey were recognized for their 19 years of service to the agency.
J Yokam revealed the agency’s new logo, brochures, and PowerPoint presentation. A new website will be available soon at www.cchsupport.com.
In 2013, there were 6,372 requests for assistance, compared to 5,236 in 2012. The Christian Clearing House was able to provide direct aid for 4,058 of these requests totaling $208,000.
Another $76,500 was received by 241 families from AEP for the Neighbor to Neighbor Program to prevent disconnection.
The budget for 2013 was reviewed and approved. Client assistance for the year is budgeted at $224,000.
Redeemer Lutheran and Bible Methodist churches were added as member congregations.
A goal for 2014 is to increase resources to continue to assist the less fortunate in Hancock County. Planned fundraisers include a community garage sale March 15 and 16, pancake breakfast April 26, spaghetti dinner Aug. 12 and a golf scramble Sept. 12.
The Christian Clearing House will participate in the Feinstein Foundation’s 17th annual “One Million Dollar Giveaway to Fight Hunger.”
All donations received by Christian Clearing House in March and April will allow the agency to get a portion of the $1 million, based on the amount of funds raised in relation to the total amount raised by participating agencies nationwide. The challenge is not a match program.
Donations can be mailed to: CCH 1800 N Blanchard St., Suite 107, Findlay, OH 45840.
In 2013, the Christian Clearing House distributed over $55,000 in food vouchers to help feed the needy in Hancock County. The vouchers allow for clients to purchase perishable items such as dairy products, meats, fresh fruit and vegetables that cannot be obtained at a food pantry.
For more information, call 419-422-2222 or visit www.cchsupport.org.
Findlay Elks Lodge 75
Findlay Elks Lodge 75 has named its Students of the Month for February.
They include Myles Monday and Cheyenne Lenhart from Arcadia High School; Andrew Hunter and Beth Palmer,Arlington; Mary Spears and Kyle Rossman, Cory-Rawson; Hiromasa Harada, Hyun Woo Suh and Morgan Hinshaw, Findlay High School; Sarah Frendo and Lisa Musselman,Liberty-Benton; Kenny Beeker and Brianna Still, McComb; Natalie Risser and Rachell Resnik, Van Buren; and Tim Reed, Vanlue.



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