FCHUM Ministry Partners
Association of Community Ministries
There are 15 Community Ministries in the Louisville area that serve residents from every zip code. Each community ministry is supported by member churches and faith based groups residing in their service area. Community Partnerships Make the Impossible – Possible …. THANK YOU: Louisville Metro Government – Mayor Greg Fisher & Louisville Metro Council, Louisville Gas & Electric Company , Louisville Water Company , Metropolitan Sewer District… for $1,868,445 in grants to help make Louisville a stronger more vibrant compassionate community for all who live, work, learn and play in this great city! – from THE ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
Dare To Care – Hope Starts Here!
On Thanksgiving Eve, 1969, nine-year-old Bobby Ellis died of malnutrition in his Louisville home. Our stunned Kentuckiana community took action and created Dare to Care Food Bank to ensure that no one in our community lacks enough food to live an active, healthy life. Today, Dare to Care partners with over 300 local, social service agencies to distribute food to those in our community who need it most. In the past year, Dare to Care and our partners provided over 13 million meals to over 192,000 people. The mission of Dare to Care is to lead our community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need. We fulfill this mission through innovative programs, efficient operations and by partnering with over 300 food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens. www.daretocare.org
Fern Creek Christian Men’s Group
The Carpenter’s Crew meets every second Saturday for breakfast and fellowship at 8:00 am at their church. For over ten years this group energetically transports all the “Pennies From Heaven” GALA auction items from FCHUM to St. Gabriel. Over the years they have moved thousands of items.
Fern Creek Woman’s Club
The Fern Creek Woman’s Club was organized October 26, 1955 and federated, November 8, 1955. The purpose of this organization is to promote, develop, and foster interest in social, charitable, educational, and cultural activities, and to cooperate with other community organizations for civic improvement. FCHUM Executive Director, Rev. Ron Loughry, has been privileged to serve as the “first and only official” male member of the FCWC since 1996. For more information contact Linda Roalofs 239-5817
First Financial Bank
First Capital Bank of Kentucky now First Financial Bank. A bank with a heart for service. In 2005, FCHUM was given the opportunity to build our own facility. Unfortunately, no bank would work with us on a construction loan, until David Hale of First Capital Bank of Kentucky told his people to “make it happen”. They more than made it happen – they helped us jump over every hurdle. Through 2016 they continued to be a GALA sponsor, make their coin counter available for our “penny” collections, serve as volunteer cashiers, and take care of all FCHUM’s banking needs. Two years ago, First Capital became MainSource; this past year MainSource became First Financial. Their partnership has remained unchanged. Local and regional management have assured FCHUM that the partnership relationship will continue as usual.
Innerwave Therpeutic Bodywork
Pam Atkinson LMT, CST, BCTMB, member ABMP, AMTA. CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, TMJ Dysfunction, Therapeutic Body work. Address: 7410 New Lagrange Rd. Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40222 599-8046 Website
Kentucky Harvest was founded in 1987, with the intent of “rescuing food” that would otherwise be thrown into the garbage at restaurants, hotels, private events, etc. It did not take long for people to rally around this concept. Many volunteered to pick up and deliver food. Additionally, companies and organizations started having canned food drives to benefit the cause as well. Today, Kentucky Harvest picks up food from hundreds of donors and delivers to over 120 missions, shelters, and food pantries. With a great group of volunteers, 1 full time employee, 1 part-time, and a very low overhead, Kentucky Harvest moves around 2 million pounds annually from a donor to recipient. There is never a charge to anyone for the food Kentucky Harvest delivers to them. For more information call 502-894-9999.
Provided FCHUM with a $10,000 Christmas gift.
A community partner in so many ways, from funding for our Individual & family Assistance Center and Adult Day Center, neighborhood development grants through our Metro Council people, support from the Dept of Community Services, the Senior Nutrition program, RSVP, Meals On Wheels, and the Office for Aging and Disabilities. We are blessed to be in this “Compassionate City.”
Meijer’s “Simply Give” Since 2008 Meijers Simply Give program has been helping FCHUM feed the hungry. Both the Hurstbourne and Preston Hwy stores have participated.
The Roalof’s Family Fern Creek and Mt. Washington Papa John’s Pizza
The Fern Creek Papa John’s Pizza has a Party!!On the First Wednesday of each month the Fern Creek Papa John’s furnishes pizza for the afternoon Pizza Party at the Adult Day Center. Throughout the day we have activities that focus on pizza in some way. We appreciate the commitment of the Roalof’s family and Fern Creek Papa John’s to helping us enjoy this special day each month. We welcome the Roalof’s family Fern Creek and Mt. Washington Papa John’s as the Official Pizza of the ADC!! The Roalof’s family Fern Creek Papa Johns is the official pizza of the Fern Creek / Highview United Ministries. To place an order phone 231-1111.
Passport Health Plan
We’re thankful for Passport’s support of FCHUM serving as a Platinum Gala sponsor for many years, also for their work with the Kchip and Medicaid programs.
The Beulah Church Road location allows FCHUM volunteers to pick up bread, produce, and sundries.
St. Ignatuis Men’s Group
This group is the St. Ignatius Eagles Men’s Groupwho hold a once-a-month Chicken dinner at St. Ignatius on Rangeland Rd. They serve dinners September through April with all funds benefiting local charities. Every year they award the FCHUM ADC a $1,000 – $3,000 grant. Here are the 2018-2019 Chicken dinner Dates; 10/7, 11/4, 12/2, 1/6, 2/3, 3/3, and 4/7. We really need people to come out to eat chicken in order for this giving to continue, numbers have been down. See you at St. Ignatius!
Trilogy facilities of Glen Ridge and Franciscan Health Centers are faithful GALA sponsors, provide the dessert for the GALA, and their staff make special efforts through food and cash collections to help help our Individual & Family Assistance Center.
- Trilogy Health Services website: www.trilogyhs.com
- Glen Ridge Health Campus: www.glenridgehc.com, 6415 Calm River Way, Louisville, KY 40299 and
- Franciscan Health Campus: www.franciscanhc.com, 3625 Fern Valley Road, Louisville, KY 40219
Outer Loop Plaza Valu Market
Monday –Friday volunteers are allowed to pick up bread, pastries, and produce for distribution from our Food Pantry. Manager Darrell Franklin periodically calls with offers of meats and other goods to distribute, and each year since 2009 ValuMarket has donated the pork tenderloin for our GALA dinner.
WAGS members believe in the special – often healing – bond between people and animals. The mission of WAGS is to bring people and pets together for companionship and therapy. To accomplish this goal, WAGS Ambassador teams have volunteered thousands of hours in over 110 facilities in the Kentuckiana area providing animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy. Participation in visitation presents 300 WAGS members with a unique opportunity to give back to the community and share their wonderful, loving pets with those in need. WAGS has worked with FCHUM’s Adult Day Health Center for over twelve years.