Mission and Vision
Inspired by our community’s need for an organization that can provide funds to lift hardworking families and individuals out of a crisis, Spring Creek Cares was established. Other non-profits typically provide monthly basic needs assistance to the most vulnerable like the elderly, disabled, poverty stricken, and homeless but are not able to give the larger one time financial assistance needed when a sudden crisis happens. That’s why CARES is focused on individuals and families that are doing just fine until a critical situation threatens to leave them unable to support themselves. Our heart is set on providing sufficient financial assistance to help them get back on track.
Providing one-time financial assistance to low to moderate income families in Bexar and Kendall Counties, CARES frequently pays for essential living costs such as rent, car payments, auto repair, medical expenses, training and rehabilitation services. Instead of facing the possibility of recurring assistance, potential homelessness or the onset of generational poverty, we are helping people stay independent.
Spring Creek United Methodist Church Disaster Relief Effort is an outreach ministry of Spring Creek United Methodist Church. The purpose of C.A.R.E.S is to provide individuals with in-kind assistance to address needs that arise from natural disasters, catastrophic events, or other emergencies, if such needs are not addressed by the individuals’ existing financial resources, insurance, government assistance, or other private assistance.
C.A.R.E.S will provide in-kind assistance by paying for property, the use of property, or services necessary to meet a recipient’s needs. C.A.R.E.S will not provide cash to individual recipients.C.A.R.E.S is an outreach ministry of Spring Creek United Methodist Church. The purpose of C.A.R.E.S is to provide individuals/families within the Texas counties of Bexar, Comal and Kendall with transformational assistance to recover from personal or financial emergencies that put themselves, their family, their continued employment, health and/or residence at risk.
This assistance will target persons who have the ability to provide for their own needs until they are faced with an unforeseen circumstance that puts that individual/family at risk for falling into a future of recurring assistance, potential homelessness and for families and children, the possibility of generational poverty. The transformational assistance would be significant enough to see the individual/family through their current challenge and provide a "hand up" that will put them back on track to being self sufficient without further assistance.
C.A.R.E.S will provide in-kind assistance by paying for expenses related to such needs as Rent/Mortgage, Household Expenses, Home/Business/Auto Repair, Medical/Health/Rehabilitation and Training/Employment/Education. This list is not comprehensive but provides the intent of the Fund’s uses. C.A.R.E.S. will not provide cash to individual recipients. As needed, the recipient may be required to attend financial training that will assist them with budgeting and managing their available resources in the future.