Money could run out in three weeks

Published: Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 09:45 AM.

Brady said the center has enough money to provide meals for about three more weeks.

“We’re looking for more funds,” Brady said.

Earlier this month, Brady sent out 325 letters to area businesses and churches asking for help in funding the program.

Havelock Commissioner George Liner will be attending a January 26 Craven County Area Aging Committee meeting to lobby for Havelock to get funds for the program in the upcoming 2014-15 Craven County budget.

“In the past, Havelock has never had a representative on that committee,” Brady said. “Mr. Liner has volunteered to be on that committee so that we can have our input considered. We’ve had some very favorable responses. Our new mayor is aware of what we are doing. We just want to make sure that Havelock gets a voice before they start divvying up that money, but in the meantime we have to continue to feed our seniors and we need funds.”

To bridge the gap from January to July, Brady said about $4,800 would be needed.

“We are quite confident that we are going to get some funds, but from now until the 30th of June, we have no funds,” he said.

1 2 3

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top