Tabernacle United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Our Purpose: To build the Body of Christ by growing mature disciples through: Prayer, Worship, Evangelism, Fellowship, Study, and Christian Service.
Spotsylvania Emergency Concerns Association (SECA):
Tabernacle members and friends provide financial assistance to SECA as well as donations of canned food, lightly used clothing, and household items. Additionally, we support the volunteer staffing at SECA. SECA's hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. SECA is also open the first and third Saturday of the month. SECA is located at 8812 Courthouse Road. Their phone number is (540) 582-2465.
SECA donations of clothing, food, household items, etc. can be placed in the large white SECA bin located next to the staircase on the lower level below Fellowship Hall. Food donations can also be placed in the SECA Food grocery cart in the Multi Purpose Room. Thank you.
Most Recent SECA Annual Report --- May 2011 through April 2012:
SECA helped 9,294 Spotsylvania residents with the following assistance over the past year --
18 Columbia Gas Shut Off Notices
380 Electricity Cut Off Notices
136 Water Cut Off Notices
77 Rent Eviction Notices
45 Medical Needs
457 Clothing Needs
136 Fuel Needs
1,978 Food Applications representing 6,805 individuals
10 Miscellaneous Needs
SECA received donations of 90,617 pounds of food and purchased another 59,997 pounds. Food given away during the year totaled 150,614 pounds. SECA also gave away 78 Thanksgiving Food Baskets and 101 Christmas Food Baskets.
Most of SECA's budget comes from donations to SECA and sales through the SECA Thrift Shop. All of the labor provided by SECA to help others is done by volunteers --- there is no paid staff at SECA. Thank you for your continuing support of SECA through your monetary donations, your donations of clothing and other items sold at the Thrift Store, your donations of nonperishable food, and your volunteer time.