Remedy Of Community Needs Ministries' Programs For Children, Single Mothers May Be Cut

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Greensboro, NC -- Clarette Sutton is trying to make something out of nothing.

She's dedicated her life to helping others.

Her non-profit, Remedy of Community Needs Ministries, hosts tutoring events to help kids stay in school, gives meals to school-age children during the summer and provides a safe haven for single mothers.

But all that costs money and right now, she has no money in the bank.

"I like to know that a child has somewhere to lay their head. I see young girls running from house to house with young babies, I don't like that. So you know, if you can provide stability for them, and their child, that's what I do," explained Sutton.

Remedy of Community Needs Ministers used to receive the drop-out prevention grant from the state, but that $75,000 grant ran out last year. The General Assembly did not renew the funding.

The grant money was her main source of support. Now she's scrambling to figure out how to keep going.

She's even picked up odd jobs to help support mission.

"You're stuck between a rock and a hard place. You want to continue to do the work, but you know the work is not paying the bills and you don't want anybody else to be in need," said Sutton,

Sutton says the summer feeding program will cost $15,000 while the program to support and house single mothers costs $1,500 every month.  

Last year, she was able to help more than 500 people - most of them, children.

If you'd like to help, a fund has been set up at SunTrust Bank.

Any monetary donations can be made under Remedy of Community Needs Ministries or sent to P. O. Box 953 Greensboro, NC 27402 in care of Remedy of Community Needs Ministries.

If you'd like to help support the organization in other ways, call them at 336-272-2677.

WFMY News 2

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