ECCCM gets grant

An area crisis-assistance organization received a more than $1,000 grant Wednesday from a Newton business.

Representatives from Wells Fargo Advisors presented the Rev. Robert C. Silber, Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries executive director, with a check for $1,020 to help the ministry continue with its crisis-assistance services.

"As a leader in our industry, we recognize that investing in our communities is a responsibility we have as a result of doing business there, and we understand that our firm is only as strong as the communities where we are located," said Danny Ludeman, Wells Fargo Advisors president and CEO. "To that end, through our team members' volunteer efforts, corporate philanthropy and community involvement, Wells Fargo Advisors is committed to building strong and vibrant communities, improving quality of life and making a positive difference where people work."

ECCCM provides county residents with crisis assistance, education and community support during times of need.

The ECCCM grant is one of about 300 Wells Fargo Advisors grants, which are distributed to worthy organizations throughout the United States. In 2009, the company contributed more than $200 million in grants and sponsorships to nonprofit organizations.