Charity ReviewIssued: July 2015 Expires: July 2017
Westerville Area Resource Ministry (W.A.R.M.)
Standards for Charity Accountability
Westerville Area Resource Ministry (W.A.R.M.) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Through the grace of God, WARM will be an exemplary, faith-based organization compassionately serving the Westerville community, supporting families who are on the economic and spiritual journey of self-sufficiency.
The work of WARM will provide compassionate, short-term assistance, educational services and spiritual support in order to encourage individuals to achieve a God-reliant, self-sufficient life while restoring dignity and hope by offering a hand up, not a hand out.
"I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13: 34-35
• Respect the rights of all individuals.
• Value the time and talents of individuals.
• Enter into relationships with honesty, tolerance and perseverance.
• Foster open dialogue and encourage feedback.
• Support families and individuals who are on the economic and spiritual journey of self-sufficiency.
• Value the core principle of being a hand up, not a hand out agency.
• Provide short-term assistance by determining steps needed to assist individuals in achieving self-sufficiency.
• Offer a variety of educational opportunities for individuals to acquire the necessary tools for success.
• Support our clients with opportunities to receive prayer and referrals.
• Engage community volunteers to help carry out the mission of our agency.
• Model the values of WARM by participating in community events.
• Renew our efforts as good citizens by helping connect people with all available resources.
• Celebrate each success and achievement with Christ-like energy and enthusiasm
Incorporated: 2001 in OH
Also Known As: WARM (Westerville Area Resource Ministry) , Presentation is Everything
PROGRAMS & SERVICES:
o FEED Client Choice Food Pantry: Oldest / largest program. In 2014, 318,960 meals were provided to 5,847 families consisting of 17,720 food-insecure people (7,022 children).
o Work Opportunities & Resource Keystones (WORK): Job readiness training/coaching to unemployed and underemployed Westerville School District residents. 193 enrolled in 2014.
o Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club: Provides free, nutritious meals and educational and recreational activities to low-income children during summers. Pilot program in 2011; expanded to 4 sites in 2012, 6 sites in 2013, and 8 sites in 2014. More than 30,000 meals provided in 2014.
o Benefit Bank: Connects low-income families with public assistance.
o HOPE for Elderly & Disabled Clients - Helps clients with budgets and personal goals.
o HELP–Transient Assistance – Work with Westerville Chaplain Corps and Westerville Police Department to aid people passing through Westerville in need of emergency assistance.
Board Chair: Mr. Steve Brown, Founder/Owner Business Affiliation: Payne and Brown Insurance Agency, Inc.
CEO: Mr. Scott Marier, Executive Director
Board Size: 11
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 12.23%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on Westerville Area Resource Ministry (W.A.R.M.) Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
A BBB Accredited Charity since April 2011. BBB has determined that in addition to meeting BBB's 20 Standards for Charity Accountability, Westerville Area Resource Ministry (W.A.R.M) adheres to the BBB Code of Business Practices, which includes a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any complaints. Charities that display the BBB Accredited Charity Seal pay a fee for review/monitoring and for support of BBB's services to the public. BBB accreditation does not mean this charity's programs or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB or that BBB has made a determination as to this charity's competency in performing services.
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