Concerned Citizens Center of Jacksboro is an organization made up of people that do many things for others without thought of acknowledgment or thanks. They do it because they care about the community’s elderly and disabled citizens. The full spectrum of what CC offers is rather extensive and many may be unaware of everything that’s done through the CC center.
The mission statement of CC is “To promote the dignity and independence of the disabled, the elderly, and other home bound persons by preparing nutritious meals for those coming to the center and delivering to those at home, providing transportation and coordinating needed services and activities.”
CC is watching over the elderly and disabled citizens every single day in more ways than one.
Meal on Wheels research foundation lists Texas as fourth on the top 10 list for senior hunger in the US. Over the last decade, seniors experiencing hunger increased 80 percent. More than one in seven skip meals due to lack of money or express concern of not having enough food.
Donations can be made to CC towards meals. The costs to feed one person are as follows: one week $38.45, one month $169.18, three months $507.54, six months $1,015.08, nine months $1,522.62 and for a year $2,030.16.
CC served over 40 thousand meals last year alone. Meals on Wheels serves nutritious meals to home bound elderly community members. Oftentimes, the Meals on Wheels volunteers are the only human contact a senior will have each day.
CC offers many activities all year long. There are health clinics, recreational activities such as games and trail walks, education and nutrition programs, public transportation and many more. The organization also assists the elderly and disabled with telephone calls and understanding their confusing mail. Volunteers and staff are there for almost every need that should arise, for the elderly and disable citizens.
The CC fundraising committee hosts many fundraisers to raise the much needed funding for services provided.
The seventh annual Concerned for a Cause Dinner will be April 26. A silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will start at 7 p.m. Tickets were $100 a person and have already sold out. Last year, they raised approximately $50,000 and are expecting to raise more this year.
Locals have donated very high dollar prizes for the silent and live auction that will be auctioned off by auctioneer Jeff Lewis. There will be entertainment for all do enjoy.
To read the complete article, see the April 18 edition of The Jack County Herald.