We Care's 5th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament January 31, 2017 at 01:49PM
April 26, 2017
Dayton Golf and Country Club
315 Payne Lane
Evensville, TN 37332
Registration: 7:30 AM and 11:30 AMTee-Off: 8:00 AM and 1:00 PMLunch: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Entry Fee: $60.00 per person $240.00 per team(4 players) Includes lunch, Cart and Green Fees, Four person select shot Mulligan's Available: $5.00 Red Tees: $5.00 Prizes will be given for the LongestDrive, Longest Put & Closest to the hole.
Prizes: 1st Place $400.002nd Place $200.003rd Place $100.00Gift Bags,and Putter and Driver! Hole in One Big Prizes! Hole Sponsor: $60.00Hole Sponsor and Team: $280.00Rain Date May 3rd We Care Community Services has been serving Rhea County for over 30 years, helping over 10,000 people annually. It continues to be our mission to do everything we can to serve the needs in our community. In the past year, we have assisted homeless families with children through our Safe Haven Light Home in Spring City and individuals and couples in our Micro Home in Dayton. All of this is made possible through your support and participation in this Golf Tournament. Since our last event, we have helped 59 individuals who stayed 2,798 nights in our shelters. This year, in addition to our homeless programs, a portion of the money raised will go to benefit our Food Assistance Program in our Food Pantry. It is through events like this that we are able to continue serving our people right here at home. For more information, to sponsor a team and/or hole, please contact: Alton Steen: 423-775-4333 or 423-280-1380Asteen@WeCareDayton.org Laura Olmstead: 423-775-1000Llb0216@gmail.com
Visitors, Volunteers and more for We Care! June 06, 2014 at 02:11PM
This has been an amazing week for We Care! First, a visit from Mrs. Tucker with the Salem Baptist Church in Dayton. She along with April and April's awesome son have been working hard to spread the word about our Micro Home Project and nominated and selected this project for their VBS mission this year. A million thanks. They have also set out to challenge all the area places of worship's VBS to do the same. Let us work together to build a micro home for our area needy in honor of our Rhea County children's missions.
General Manager, Alton Steen and Food and Housing Services Director Laura Olmstead were invited to lunch and to speak with Rhea County Retired Teachers Association. They presentated to an enthusiastic group of retired teachers who even after giving their adult years in service to the children of Rhea County in such a remarkable way, still choose in retirement to continue giving back in a variety of ways. Thanks for a great lunch, great company and allowing us to share We Care's story and mission.
Our dedicated staff and volunteers are getting even close to completing our first Micro-transitional house. We are approximately three weeks away from being ready to take in our first clients. Check out the latest progress photos on our Facebook page >
We finished the week off by a large group of youth from the Mississippi and Louisiana area caming to volunteer. These philanthropic young people are staying at Fort Bluff Camp Conquer. The Camp Conquer youth group and leaders have helped us in so many ways with so many projects. They all have an unbelievable positive spirit and attitude. They are working so hard in helping us move forward at greater strides. Check out some photos of these hard working volunteers at our Food, Shelter and Housing Facebook Page >
The Micro-House Will Positively Impact People's Lives April 22, 2014 at 09:53AM
by Laura Olmstead Food and Housing Program Director
We are so very excited for this project and knowing how positively we will be impacting people's lives. I know some days this is exactly what I was created for, my purpose. For years as a youth and young adult I often felt unpurposed, with no real understanding why so many struggles and so much trouble. I now know. I choose to use the past to positively impact not only my future but others. I choose to learn from it.
I remember as a very young person, 15 years old, having nowhere to go, no stable home, and no bed that was mine. Many nights my younger sister and I would sleep in barns of strangers. Or abandoned or burnt out homes or buildings. It was what we knew. We did steal to eat. At that time I could not see nor plan a future, our minds were too focused on the here and now. A moment to moment life! If you have no sense of stability, safety and simple knowledge you know where to go and where you belong, how on earth can you focus on next week, next year or a future. You just go through day by day looking for the break to plan for a tomorrow. I did have a job, thankfully. But so many people are not so lucky. Of course the clean person, with dependable reliable plans to come to work every day will get the job. That is why as a human being it is so important that we be the “break”; we create the chance for so many who can relate. I know that this micro home, and the next, and the next are all milestones that will be a pathway to a new life for so many. That is what is so exciting, helping others, showing them human kindness are just so valuable. I am determined that this will come to pass, we will set the bar for others to follow in caring for each other and helping build a better tomorrow.
“I arrived back in 2012. My bf at the time had got deported. I was left out in the cold during winter.
THANK GOD We Care had a Safe Haven home. Y'all took me in no questions asked. I was broken. Thought life was over; however, I think that’s when things got better for me. I had hit rock bottom. Within a week of being at the home I had gotten a job at Mickey D and quickly saved up to get my own place. It wasn't the best but it was a place I could call home. When I didn't have no food We Care helped! I can't thank y'all enough! By the grace of God I'm doing very well now.
Matter of fact I'm a proud mobile home owner. Thanks We Care!!!!!!!!!! ”- Jennifer R.