OUR MISSION To provide emergency, economic and material resources, as well as, educational, vocational and career assistance to individuals and families (especially those in crisis) to strengthen and empower them to live sustainable independent lives.
OFFICERS &TRUSTEES William Asante Jamal Barnes, Esq. Dorothy Booker Dr. Dorothy Douge, PhD Stanley Lambert Edward Marable, Esq. Dr. Clark Philogene, MD Rev. Dr. Terry Richardson Doris Walker Earnest Williams • Dr. Walter Campbell, PhD • Chairman • Marcina Fox • Vice Chair • Winsom Thomas-Hinton • Secretary • Tyrone Dorsey • Treasurer • Sonny Adablah • Vice Treasurer • Roger Hinton • President & CEO
Programs & Services Fire & Natural Disaster Emergency Response Program Clothing Assistance Program Furniture & Household Appliances Assistance Program Food Assistance Program Transition Housing for Fire Victims Program Veterans Support & Assistance Program No Senior Left Behind Program Youth Education & Training Program Health & Wellness Program Careers & Vocation Program Sports & Physical Fitness Program
FARC RESPONDS TO FIRES A fire has a traumatic impact on individuals and families. According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), “Once safely outside, the family faces more problems, such as where they will find immediate shelter, food, water, money, sufficient clothing, and permanent housing.” Since 2010, FARC has been there to assist families in such time of need.
Fire guts Three-Family Home on Linden Place in Orange Two days after FARC responded to the Main Street fire, we were called to action to assist the families of this Linden Place home.
FARC Responds to the needs of.. Families: FARC recognizes that not all families in need are homeless. Our experience in working in the communities we serve is that families are struggling to regain footing and to remain afloat as the economy slowly recovers. These families need the assistance of food, clothing, replacement furniture and other basic living necessities. Immigrants: Our nation ‘s was built on the collective contributions of peoples who came from other nations to these shores in search of the freedom. FARC stand ready to provide assistance to all families and individuals in their time of need. Veterans: FARC assist veterans as they transition back into civilian life by providing clothing, furniture, food and job referral assistance. Seniors: Many Seniors are living alone and on fixed incomes, they are in need of seasonal clothing, food, replacement furniture and a social network.
WHEN TRAGEDY STRIKES …..FARC RESPONDS 100 hundred middle income families left homeless after major fire at 399 Lincoln Avenue, Orange, NJ Hurricane Irene floods homes in Cranford and Patterson , New Jersey Fire on Mum Street in East Orange takes life of Grandmother and four year-old grandson. (City of East Orange) Hurricane Sandy leaves families with out food , heat and electricity for two weeks 45 people left homeless after fire on Main Street, Orange, NJ (City of Orange) Fire on Linden Place, Orange leaves 3 families homeless (City of Orange) Fire on Williams Street in East Orange leave several families and individuals homeless. Two pastors hospitalized with burns at St. Barnabas Hospital (Pastor Paul) Family on High Street in Orange left homeless by early morning fire (Orange High School) Bathroom pipe burst in Irvington apartment destroys family furniture and clothing. (Pastor Paul) Young mother in Newark with two month old baby request furniture assistance (Pastor Paul) Newark -Bed bug infestation in apartment building leaves family of six without clothing, furniture and household furnishings. (Newark Ministers Alliance) East Orange -Veteran left with out clothing and furniture as a result of bedbug infestation in building. (Rose Simms)
FARC Responded! September-2010: Orange 5-alarm blaze leaves 100 residents homeless – 399 Lincoln Avenue October-2011: Hurricane Irene damage is Staggering in Cranford and Patterson, New Jersey June-2012: 3-Alarm Fire in East Orange – 50 S. Munn Street A 55-year-old woman and her 3-year-old grandson were killed after a three-alarm fire broke out in East Orange, N.J., Sunday night, officials said. The fire started shortly before 9:30 p.m. on the seventh floor of 50 South Munn Ave October-2012: Hurricane Sandy Wrecks Havoc Across Northeast November 2012: Fire on High Street in Orange leaves family homeless. December-2012: Large 4- Alarm Fire Breaks out at 214 Main Street in Orange March 2013: -Fire on Williams Street in East Orange leaves several families homeless.
FARC VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS RSESIDE IN COUNTIES STATEWIDE BERGEN BURLINGTON ESSEX HUDSON PASSAIC SOMERSET UNION
FARC Comforts & Supports AFTER FARC Ms. Brown’s new apartment before FARC
Provides for Others in Need Father from Main Street fire receiving donation of bedding, clothing, shoes, cookware, dishes, bed and dresser from FARC.
Fire Victims Receive Donation from FARC Men from the Main Street fire in Orange load new mattress , box spring, and bedroom furniture and other items from FARC’s warehouse in Orange.
FARC Board Members are Active Volunteers Board Treasurer Tyrone Dorsey and Trustees Dorothy Booker and Marcina Fox help in the packing and distribution of Thanksgiving food boxes.
FARC Trustee Dorothy Booker presents gift donations she collected and purchased for our Christmas distribution. Trustee Booker has been one of our most active trustees. She commuted from Plainfield on several occasions monthly to assist at the warehouse. She often brings with her volunteers from her community as well as provide assistance through FARC for needy families and individuals in her Plainfield community.
FARC delivers Christmas presents to Main Street fire victim family. Trustee Edward Marable and daughter Honor, collected, sorted and wrapped over one hundred Christmas presents for distribution to Main Street, Linden Place and Ogden Street fire victims.
FARC volunteers delivers Christmas to 3 fire victim families in West Orange Honor and Judah Marable join Rose Simms in bringing Christmas cheer to Roger (grey sweat shirt) and the three other families.
FARC volunteer transports Easter Food boxes donated by Evangel Church to families in need. Volunteers staff member from the Valley Settlement House in West Orange assist FARC by delivering food to Settlement House families.
FARC Provides and Promises “In times of crisis…we will be there and when the storm subsides we will still be by your side.” -President Roger Hinton
Feeding Others Trustee Dorothy Booker delivers donation of food, toiletries and baby diapers she collected and donated to FARC for Main St. & Linden Place fire victims in Orange, New Jersey.
FARC PROVIDES Clothing FARC Volunteers Pastor Esther Dietrich and Cardinal Johnson of Evangel Church packing donated clothing for distribution to Hurricane Irene victims. FARC collects new & gently used clothing of all sizes.
FurnitureFARC RECEIVES FURNITURE DONATIONSFOR DISTRIBUTION TO FAMILIES IN NEED. Dining Room Living Room
FARC PROVIDES HOUSEHOLD ITEMS ELECTRONICS DISHES
FARC receives unusual donations. Every donation has a recipient, the bear claw slippers and the size 16M shoes found a pair of waiting feet.
Picture of our Volunteers FARC’s Volunteers are caring people helping others in need.
FARC Youth Volunteers Rev. Andrew Rooney and volunteers from his Newark based congregation assist FARC in sorting and packing clothing at warehouse.
Volunteer Cardinal Johnson Cardinal frequently travels from Plainfield to assist FARC in packing clothing for distribution . He also picks up clothing donations left at Evangel Church in Scotch Plains and delivers them to our warehouse in Orange.
Alan Noel’s collection of clothing donations Alan Noel, CPA supports the mission of FARC as a volunteer, by reaching out to corporations for clothing donations.
FARC’s Student Volunteers assist at warehouse Students from Newark church volunteer at FARC’s warehouse to assist with sorting donated clothing. FARC accepts clean, gently used and new clothing for distribution to families in need, including veterans and senior citizens.
Dave & Saddie Durham travels from South Jersey to donate sectional couch to FARC. Dave and Saddie Durham made their second trip from Exit 6 on the New Jersey Turnpike to make a donation to FARC. A few weeks earlier, they used the same trailer to bring a donation of several boxes of clothing.
HURRICANE VICTIMS FARC responded to the needs of both Hurricane Irene and Sandy. We assisted the Assemblies of God’s Convoy of Hope and FEMA’s Hurricane Sandy Relief distribution efforts in Newark. We provided food and clothing assistance to the New Jersey Shore families and supplied food for families in Orange, East Orange and Newark that lost power due to the storm.
FARC VOLUNTEERS ASSISTED IN THE UNLOADING AND DISTRIBUTION OF FEMA FOOD SUPPLIES
FARC VOLUNTEERS RESPONDED TO THE CONVOY OF HOPE’S CALL Roger Hinton Denver Hinton
FARC Partners FARC partners with other non-profits to provide assistance to those in need. Through our relationship with Bridges, we share clothing resources to meet specific needs.
Testimonials & Thank You During the time period of 2010-2012, FARC received numerous thank you letters and testimonials from thankful families, individuals, community leaders and government officials.
From Mayor Dwayne E. Warren, Esq. Dear Mr. Hinton, Happy New Year! In the aftermath of two fires in our city, several families were left homeless and lost most, if not all of their possessions. On behalf of the residents of The City of Orange Township, I thank you and the Family Assistance Resource Center for assisting our residents with donations of food, clothing and other resources during their extraordinary time of need. The devastation of fire is extremely exhausting, your organization’s assistance, helped these families and our family of residents find peace in a troubling time of need. again, we thank you for your support. Sincerely, Mayor Dwayne E. Warren, Esq. City of Orange Township
A “Thank You” Letter Dear Mr. Hinton, Thanksgiving is a time for sharing but after Super Storm Sandy, many of our families were wondering when they would be able to restock their panties and refrigerators, including myself. The many families you help each day, are truly grateful to have dinner for their families this Thanksgiving Holiday. On behalf of those families, I would like to say, thank you. For your kind donations and generosity . “This was indeed a miracle” one mom was on her the last meal in her pantry. Yes, miracles come in many forms and for her that was a miracle, because after the Storm, she had to empty her refrigerator of all the spoiled food. Everyone was extremely grateful And that you were able to help in their time of need. Again, Thank you. God’s riches blessings upon you , your family, your organization and your church family. Mrs. Nerine Plummer, Heywood Avenue School PTA
Letter from East Orange City Councilwoman Mrs. Sharon Fields Dear Mr. Hinton, I want to thank you, and your organization for assisting Delores Brown. It was an extremely difficult time for this young woman who lost her mother, and four year-old son in a fire at 50 South Munn Avenue where she lost everything. The assistance with the living room, bedroom, bathroom, and all the necessities needed to start over were truly appreciated. The donations will help but not take away the pain of her loss, but will give some hope to her knowing that people care. The fact that you were diligent in making sure everything was delivered, and worked with her until everything was set up was wonderful. Knowing that there is an organization like yours is a blessing and relief for me so when tragedies like this occurs there is somewhere people can turn too.
From Assistant Principal, Dana D. GainesOrange High School Dear Mr. Hinton, I want to thank you and the Family Assistance Resource Center for organizing and providing the opportunity for Orange High School students to attend the 10th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference hosted by the National Minority Business Council. Orange High School has been committed to developing entrepreneurship in the creative minds of our young student. And with the support from organizations like F.A.R.C. our students are given access to platforms to which they may otherwise not have. On October 25, 2012, a small group of Orange High School female achievers who are interested in pursuing a career in the business world participated in a conference which promised to deliver insight and support towards their aspirations. Needless to say, the promise was delivered with an exceptional successful event. Some of the commentary offered by our student attendees includes the following: * “I never knew that Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks can be used to promote your business. That was really insightful.” --- Queen Pratt, 12th Grade
Continuation of Mr. Gaines letter of November 30, 2012 * “The number of people who gave me their business card and offered to support me was amazing.” ---- Amanda Timran, 11th grade * “The seminar on creating a business plan gave me a lot of great ideas that I will use when looking to start my own business.” --- Ivory Whitaker, 11th grade * “I left the conference knowing so much more about starting my own business than when I entered. We need to have more of these opportunities.” --- Sherley Docelian, 12th grade As these student testimonials attest, our group of Orange High School students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and left with valuable and powerful insight into the world of entrepreneurship. Again, on behalf of Orange High School, I want to thank you Mr. Hinton for your guidance and supervision and for the support of F.A.R.C. in the development of Orange High School’s future generation of entrepreneurs. Respectfully, Dana D. Gaines Assistant Principal, O.H.S.
“We are Caring People….Helping People.” Telephone: 973-573-2305 Email: email@example.com You too can help by supporting FARC with a tax deductible financial donation. Mail your check today to: Family Assistance Resource Center NJ P.O. Box 12 South Orange, NJ 07079