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LAND DONATION FROM THE ERIE MEYER CHARITABLE FUND, INC.

Presenting and receiving the land gift are: Neil Johnston, Erie Meyer Charitable Fund; Linda Chappelle, CSC Director; Stan Moss, CSC Food Pantry Chairman; Kenneth Niemeyer and Herb Malone, Erie Meyer Charitable Fund.

The Erie Meyer Charitable Fund, Inc. has very generously given the Christian Service Center the property adjoining their current space at 317 Dolphin Way in Gulf Shores. The gift is shown as the shaded area in the pictured parcel view. The Center’s original property was also a gift from the Erie Meyer Fund in 1998, allowing us to build our first permanent home. The Erie Meyer Charitable Fund has been a vital part of the development and operation of the Christian Service Center since the Center began in 1991.

The vision for the future use of the new property is to add much needed additional parking, and to construct a large all-purpose building so that the Center can expand our services and improve our ability to serve the community.

The Christian Service Center is a “Hand Up” rather than a “Hand Out” agency. Clients are given immediate emergency aid as well as guidance on finding solutions to their problems. The CSC is a 100% volunteer agency funded by the churches of Pleasure Island, various community organizations, including the United Way of Baldwin County, and interested individuals. For more information please call the CSC at 251-968-5256 or visit www.cscgs.com.

CHURCH OF GOD – 2018

Pictured above: (L to R)  Church of God A Worldwide Association members Jack Miller, Brandyn Rochelle, Chris Rochelle, Stefanie Rochelle.

For the fifth year in a row, the Church of God, a Worldwide Association met at the Orange Beach Events Center. The group desires to bless the communities where they meet, and again chose the Christian Service Center as the recipient of their outreach. Each day of their meeting, the group collected food, household supplies, personal hygiene items, baby supplies and cash donations for the CSC.

The CSC volunteers call the group the Visiting Angels. The gift from the Church of God, a Worldwide Association is the single largest contribution to our food pantry – for the fifth year in a row. The group contributed 3,200 pounds of food and supplies and their generous cash donation will allow the CSC to purchase more than 35,000 pounds of food from the area food bank! This contribution will be used to aid families in need in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan and will provide hundreds of meals.

Five years ago when the Visiting Angels held their first meeting here, they were pointed towards the CSC by a city official. We are grateful for the generosity of everyone in the group meeting here and we are also grateful to our community officials for supporting us.

The Christian Service Center is a “Hand Up” rather than a “Hand Out” agency. Clients are given immediate emergency aid as well as guidance on finding solutions to their problems. The CSC is a 100% volunteer agency funded by the churches of Pleasure Island, various community organizations, including the United Way of Baldwin County, and interested individuals. For more information please call the CSC at 251-968-5256 or visit www.cscgs.com.

10th Annual Cool Change Charter Fishing Trip a Huge Success!

Captain Joe and Cindy Nash of Cool Change Charters in Orange Beach hosted their 10th annual Gulf fishing trip as a fundraiser for the Christian Service Center.  All proceeds for the day were given to the Center to assist families in need.  It was a great day of fellowship and fishing for red snapper. In addition to Captain Nash hosting the trip, Zeke’s Marina donated the fuel for the day and J&M Tackle donated the bait.

In its 27th year, the Christian Service Center is a “Hand Up” rather than a “Hand Out” agency. Clients are given immediate emergency aid as well as guidance on finding solutions to their problems. The CSC is a 100% volunteer agency funded by the churches of Pleasure Island, various community organizations, including the United Way of Baldwin County, and interested individuals. For more information please call the CSC at 251-968-5256 or visit www.cscgs.com.