Drafting new support

As Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries continues to provide more than 74,000 crisis relief services to about 25,000 families countywide, the agency has drafted a new way to welcome community support.

ECCCM has created a new donation method that allows businesses, churches and citizens to make regular automatic donations throughout the course of the year, said Angela Phillips, the agency's community outreach associate.

"Many, many people give with a widow's mite. To make it easier for them ... (we) set up bank drafts," she explained. "If you have been a former donor, you are a current donor or a new donor — it doesn't matter, you can set up a bank draft for a minimum of $10 a month."

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.