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Interfaith Caregivers Benefits from Community Christian Choir Concert

The Community Christian Choir has donated the proceeds of its Christmas Concert to local nonprofit Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County (ICGMC).

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PRLog - Jan. 15, 2014 - The Community Christian Choir has donated the proceeds of its Christmas Concert to local nonprofit Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County (ICGMC). Attracting a full house to St. James Catholic Church in Pennington, the December 13th concert raised $1,571.60, which is now helping Interfaith Caregivers provide free caregiving services to close to 400 homebound senior citizens and people with disabilities throughout Mercer County.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of the Christian Choir, and find it extra special that, like our organization, it is also celebrating a 20 year anniversary!” says ICGMC Executive Director Jane Latini.

With more than 300 active volunteers from 27 interdenominational congregations, ICGMC reaches all corners of Mercer County, providing such basic caregiving services as transportation to doctors’ offices, grocery shopping, friendly visiting, respite care, light housekeeping, telephone reassurance, occasional meal preparation, indoor/outdoor chores, minor home repairs and other non-medical help.

With 2010 Census data indicating that seniors aged 65+ are the fastest-growing age cohort in Mercer County, ICGMC is building its capacity to meet the needs of the community. In the past year, the organization served 387 homebound seniors and people with disabilities, including 195 new care receivers – a 91% increase over 2012. The total hours of service provided by volunteers also grew substantially from 11,821 in 2012 to 15,005 in 2013, a 27% increase.

“Demand for our services has never been greater, so community support is increasingly vital,” says Latini. “We applaud the Community Christian Choir for supporting so many local nonprofits and for its 20 years of bringing a joyful, spiritual message through music to our area. We would love to partner with more church and community groups to help our neighbors in need.”

To request services, volunteer and/or support Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County, visit www.icgmc.org and/or call 609-393-9922.

For further information about the Community Christian Choir, visit www.ccchoir.com and/or call 609-587-7076. The next registration evening for new members is Friday, January 24.

Roz Dashiell

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