Category Archives: Rotator

EBLEN HEATING ASSISTANCE GROWS AS RECORD COLD CONTINUES

This past week certainly made it evident to all of us living in the mountains of western North Carolina that winter is going to be with us for a while.  With the drop in temperatures and cold winds filling our days, the Waddell Client Service Center of Eblen Charities has again seen an increased number of families calling upon us to help them keep warm in these weeks of winter.           Since the first week in November, the staff and volunteers at Eblen have been working tirelessly assisting … Continue reading

INGLES SOUTHERN CONFERENCE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS TO JOIN HOOPS AGAINST HUNGER IN U S CELLULAR CENTER THIS MARCH

The Southern Conference has been known for decades for their high academic standards, tremendous faculty, staff, and their nationally recognized athletic teams. And once again, SOCON is bringing their highly contested conference basketball championships to Asheville this March, not only to bring excitement and a top level of competition of the men’s and women’s to the US Cellular Center and eventually crowning their respective champions, but to also show what true champions they truly are. For the fifth consecutive year, … Continue reading

BILTMORE CHURCH REACHES OUT WITH HUNDREDS OF BLANKETS TO HELP BATTLE RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES

Families in our community will find the cold winter nights a bit warmer thanks to the kindness of our wonderful friends and partners at Biltmore Church, who once again joined together to donate more than 600 blankets to Eblen Charities as the New Year began. So many that we serve through the Eblen Charities Waddell Client Service Center are ill, elderly, or have small children at home and are susceptible to the cold and the cold temperatures provide a challenge. … Continue reading

EBLEN CHARITIES WADDELL CLIENT SERVICE CENTER EXPANDS WITH “EBLEN AFTER HOURS”

This Tuesday Eblen Charities will once again brake new ground by extending its normal operating hours by keeping all client services open until 7:00 PM. As winter continues and more and more families seek assistance, the staff of Eblen Charities created an “after hours” program to make sure that those in need will be able to access all of Eblen’s services with more convenient hours. Winter, with additional heating programs, is by far the busiest time of year for the … Continue reading

TIME TO SMILE AGAIN – EBLEN SEALANT PROGRAM BEGINS 20TH YEAR

If you happen to see a lot of bright and healthy smiles beaming from elementary school children in our community these past nineteen years, chances are one reason they are smiling is that they have a lot less cavities thanks to the Eblen Dental Sealant Partnership. Beginning this Friday, hundreds of second graders will once again have a reason to smile as the Eblen Dental Sealant Partnership begins its 20th year on the campus of Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College. … Continue reading

Epilogue: Giving More Than Hope

As I begin to write this the day after Christmas, the yuletide season of this year has already come to a close. Christmas trees have begun to be put away for another year or dragged to the curb to be picked up, lines to exchange gifts or to begin to spend gift cards begin to form, offices and stores reopen, and for so many our regular routines return. But as so many of us now turn our thoughts now turn … Continue reading

SAINT NICHOLAS PROJECT PROVIDES A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN THIS YEAR

It wasn’t exactly a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. But much like Santa’s sleigh it was an amazing group of companies, individuals, families, and organizations that came together to provide the same result as our jolly friend from the North Pole, as many happy children and their families found on Christmas morning. There are a number of things that separate the Ingles Toy Store and the Eblen Charities Saint Nicholas Project from all the other wonderful Christmas assistance programs … Continue reading

HEATING ASSISTANCE EXPANDS WITH LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM THIS FRIDAY

This Wednesday,January 3, 2019 will give a great many families a warm start to the New Year as those who are seeking heating assistance through these upcoming cold winter months will once again be receiving additional help thanks to our continuing partnership between Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services and the Eblen Energy Project of Eblen Charities. Last December, Eblen once again began administering the Federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) for Buncombe County. LIEAP is a … Continue reading

In the News -WLOS-TV 12/22/18 Enka Wins Battle for the Belt at Second Annual Headlock on Hunger / Theraworx Protect Great Smoky Mountain Grapple

(Asheville) – WLOS – TV- The second annual Headlock on Hunger/ Theraworx Relief Great Smoky Moutain Grapple wrestling tournament doubled in size from its inaugural year. The field of twenty-four teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee were not only vying for a tournament championship, though. Each team was encouraged to bring canned goods and perishable items to donate to Headlock on Hunger, an outreach of Eblen Charities. The team that brought the most food by weight won … Continue reading

And So This Is Christmas…

Ingles Toy Store Sees Community Come Together to Reach Thousands of Children in Providing a Bright and Merry Christmas It has been more than four decades since the world first heard the strains of John Lennon’s Happy Christmas (the War is Over). Originally written as a call to end the war in Vietnam, in the thirty-six years since his death, the song has become a Christmas classic that has transcended its original intent to hold a stirring message for all … Continue reading