Stories about the amazing work our partners are doing in our communities.
Pathways to Parks is an organization that encourages Black, Hispanic -Latino, Native American and other people of color to become interested in and take care and ownership of America’s public lands. The organization promotes walking, hiking, water sports, camping, tennis, picnicking, cycling and all the other adventures that national, state and local parks have to offer.
PIVOTPoint WNC works with both teens and adults who are either at risk for or in recovery from substance use disorder. Wilderness Therapy programs can be cost prohibitive, but the team at PIVOTPoint WNC works to keep the costs of the program affordable to potential participants.
Since 1978, Pisgah Legal Services has been providing legal assistance and advocacy to help low-income people in Western North Carolina meet their basic needs and improve their lives. In 2020, a grant from Dogwood Health Trust helped PLS reach out to many who had lost health insurance due to lost employment, allowing those without coverage to take advantage of a small window of opportunity to enroll in coverage.
Built on faith and a tradition of service, RUMC has become the go-to partner for organizations looking to improve lives. “We do a lot of the heavy social lifting in the community,” says Pastor Eric Reece. “We help because our faith calls us to.”