Community in Action

The word “community” has remarkable power to it. It can be defined in many ways. However, one of its most important elements is connection. A community isn’t just a group of people; it’s stronger than that – it’s a feeling. Nonprofit organizations, like Urban Ministries of Wake County, play a vital role in building healthy communities. Our neighborhoods are at the core of who we are and where we feel at home, no matter what we do. It provides support for one another and allows people to share ideas, learn from each other, build relationships, and help our neighbors who are in need.   

Urban Ministries of Wake County is committed to connecting the community to fight poverty by offering food, shelter, healthcare, and a future to those in need. When our whole community has enough to eat, a place to lay their heads at night, and health and wellness support, everyone benefits. And everyday people all over Wake County are taken care of thanks to each of our programs, staff, volunteers, and donors. That’s the difference we can make together.   

“We are truly here to help and have taken the time and effort to make a real change as a community impact organization,” Nick Robertson, our Director of Hunger and Nutrition, said in a recent interview with Project Pivot partner, SouthLight Healthcare.   

In support of our mission to advance the quality of life for those in need, we offer programs to provide individuals with the tools they need to live happy, healthy lives. Our programs continue to deliver quality services directly to Wake County. Volunteerism is where the heart of UMWC is on full display. From boxing nutritious groceries in the food pantry, preparing meals at the Helen Wright Center, and helping in the Open Door Clinic, our team is devoted to uplifting Wake County. We believe caring for communities is a shared obligation, and we are honored to have the ability to contribute.   

In the past year, our food pantry served over 12,000 households and started partnering with local elementary schools through Project Pivot. Our Helen Wright Center fed and sheltered 338 women. Our Open Door Clinic pharmacy dispensed over 40,000 prescriptions at no cost to the patients.   

Helping a nonprofit is a way to stand up for a cause that matters to you. Find out how you can make a difference in your community by volunteering with us today!