Charity Review

Issued: June 2019 Expires: July 2021

Charity Seal Holder

Westerville Area Resource Ministry (W.A.R.M.)

Meets Standards
(614) 899-0196 150 Heatherdown Dr, Westerville OH 43081-2868
  1. Conclusions
  2. Purpose
  3. Programs
  4. Governance & Staff
  5. Fund Raising
  6. Tax Status
  7. Financial
  8. BBB Comment

Westerville Area Resource Ministry (W.A.R.M.) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Our Vision: 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.

Our Mission: 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


Incorporated: 2001 in OH

Also Known As: WARM (Westerville Area Resource Ministry) , Presentation is Everything



o   FEED Client Choice Food Pantry: Oldest / largest program. In 2016, 328,504 meals were provided to families.
o   Work Opportunities & Resource Keystones (WORK): Job readiness training/coaching to unemployed and underemployed Westerville School District residents. 48 job placements realized in 2016.
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, 10 sites in 2015. In 2016, the program provided 48,750 meals.
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.

Governance & Staff

Board Chair: Mr. Jefferson Blackburn-Smith, VP, Enrollment Management Business Affiliation: Otterbein University

CEO: Reverend Scott Marier, Executive Director

Board Size: 12

Staff: 20

Fund Raising
Method(s) used: Direct Mail Appeals Invitations to Fundraising Events Print Advertisements (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.) Grant Proposals Internet Appeals Appeals via Social Media (Facebook, etc.)

% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 11.81%

Tax Status

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.)'s Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Sunday, December 31, 2017.

Source of Funds
Cash Contributions $903,624
Donated Food $950,887
Donated Goods $13,897
Donated Services $1,591
Special Event Income $136,461
Grants Revenue $179,744
Interest & Dividends Income $2,601
Loss on Disposal of Assets ($700)
Miscellaneous Income $4,574
Total Income: $2,192,679
Fusion Chart
Program Expenses: $1,832,997
Fundraising Expenses: $258,220
Administrative Expenses: $114,960
Total Expenses: $2,206,177
Income in Excess of Expenses: ($13,498)
Beginning Net Assets: $1,748,489
Ending Net Assets: $1,759,991
Total Liabilities: $634,398
Total Assets: $2,394,389

BBB Comment

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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