Lancaster & Northumberland Interfaith Service Council, Inc.
1086 Harris Road
P.O. Box 868
Kilmarnock VA 22482
Mission Statement

The Lancaster/Northumberland Interfaith Service Council is an interdenominational non profit organization committed to assisting those in crisis situations when other resources are insufficient or unavailable.

 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Edna Dudley Mason
Board Chair Edna Dudley Mason
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address 1086 Harris Road
P.O. Box 868
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Telephone 804 435-6050
Fax 804 xxx-xxxx
E-mail interfaithservicecouncil@gmail.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1997
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $75,600.00
Projected Expenses $75,600.00
Additional Documents
President's Annual Report2016View
Interfaith President's Annual Report 20152015View
Annual Report2012View
Statements
Mission

The Lancaster/Northumberland Interfaith Service Council is an interdenominational non profit organization committed to assisting those in crisis situations when other resources are insufficient or unavailable.

 
Impact
Accomplishments:
  1. In 2016 the Warehouse served 442 families.  More than 6,800  items were distributed including sofas, beds, dressers, kitchen items, linens, large appliances, small appliances, and TVs.
  2. Concerned Citizens Committee helped 49 families.  In addition to 16 wheel chair ramps installed, 5 roofs were replaced or repaired, Five homes were painted.  Other work included plumbing repairs, replacement of hot water heaters and well pumps, electric repairs, and several wells were cleaned. 
  3. Coordinated home delivered meals for Lancaster County. Volunteers from participating churches delivered 14,800 in 2016.
  4. 95 families received financial assistance for utilities, rent, heating fuel, food boxes and other needs.
Developed a brochure to aid in communicating with churches and the community.
                        Goals for 2017
1. Celebrate 35 years of ministry with campaign to raise $35,000.
2.In partnership with local Habitat for Humanity to renovate a home severely damaged by fire late in 2016.
3. Increase number of volunteers to assist Concerned Citizens with repairs and especially wheelchair ramps and additional volunteers for the Warehouse pickup crew.
 
 
 
Needs
  1.  Increased funding continues to be a pressing need especially for requests coming to Concerned Citizens Committee.  We are getting requests for roof replacement and well problems which are beyond the scope of what we can fund currently.
  2. More volunteers in certain areas, such as for furniture pickups at the Warehouse.  Currently, we have some very dedicated individuals, but they are reaching the age when they will no longer be able to do that type of work.
  3. We need to reconnect with the churches in our community.  This is very evident in the number of churches who continue to support our work and send representatives to our council.
  4. More volunteers involved in Concerned Citizens Committee so we do not have to hire contractors to complete work.
Background
Lancaster & Northumberland Interfaith Service Council was organized in 1982.  In April of that year, seven individuals from five churches met and formed a committee to help needy in the community.  Mitchell Graybard was named chairman, Matthew Terry provided legal services and Tony Stanley designed the logo which is still used today.  Eight churches provided seed money of $200 each. The first officers were elected in December and the Annual Report showed receipts of $1,832 and disbursements of $1,535.
 
Supported programs that year were hot meals, roof repair, paying bills, purchase of heaters and Christmas toys.  For a number of years, parents were given vouchers to purchase toys for their children at Christmas.  This program is no longer in place.  Free firewood was provided until there was rarely a request for that type of assistance.  Home-delivery of meals continues today as two volunteers coordinate that with Bay Aging.
 
Today, since the formation of the Northern Neck Food Bank, and the increased number of Food Pantries, the need  for Emergency Food Boxes is greatly diminished.  However, when Social Services requests them, we continue to provide them.
 
In 1989, Saif Water  came under the Interfaith umbrella.  It provided running water and septic facilities to low income families.  They became a separate entity in 2006.  Concerned Citizens Committee joined forces with Interfaith around 1996 and remains one of our biggest projects.  It provides emergency repairs and wheelchair ramps for the elderly and disabled who simply cannot afford them.  
 
Currently, we are not able to replace roofs or do major repairs except in extreme cases. Interfaith Warehouse provides furniture and household items such as linens, dishes, pots and pans.  All goods are received as donations from individuals in the community and are given to clients free of charge. There is a screening process and, once screened, people are limited to three visits in a year.
 
We also provide financial assistance for utilities, emergency housing, rent or mortgage as well as medical and prescription assistance.  We are an all-volunteer organization and have been from the beginning.  This means our administrative costs are a relatively low percentage of our overall expenditures.  Those seeking assistance are not required to have any religious affiliation and our services are open to all with a demonstrated need.
 
 
Board Chair Statement
Due to the outstanding effort of our previous president, we have been blessed with a number of grants in recent years. This has been most beneficial at a time when other donations have fallen. Also, in recent times it seems that many in our community do not know who we are and what we do.  Several years ago we began publishing a monthly Newsletter.  This helped to keep supporters and churches informed of our efforts.  Unfortunately these volunteers have stepped down and to date we have not been able to replace them. An Outreach Committee has recently been formed to increase communication with our churches and also to reach out to other organizations and businesses with hope of increasing support  also increasing volunteers.  
 
Our Warehouse has a very dedicated group of volunteers.  Several new volunteers have been added especially to the team that pickups donated furniture but more are needed especially younger individuals.  
 
We are fortunate to have some very dedicated volunteers especially the ones who work in the warehouse.  They deal with little heat in the winter and no air conditioning in the summer yet they faithfully come.
 
Another challenge is competition.  When Interfaith was organized, there were not as many organizations competing for funds and workers. Yet, I feel that the Concerned Citizens Committee and the Warehouse offer something to the community that is unique.  For me personally, this is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in someone else's life.
 
Recently we were blessed when a large group of young people and adults from three churches came for a week to work on homes.  They replaced four roofs, painted five homes and replaced the siding on one home.  Interfaith provided the materials.  This was the twentieth year their leader has been bringing groups. Over the years countless residents have benefited form their presence, and Interfaith is able to meet more needs with available funds.
I t is very gratifying to be there to assist a family who has experienced a home fire or a mom who is leaving the local women's shelter and needs t furnish a home. Currently, we are not only renovating a home but also providing furniture and materials that have been donated to Interfaith.  We all like to feel that when we donate to an organization, the funds are used wisely.  That is one thing I am very proud of regarding Interfaith.  In 2016, ninety two percent of funds were used to support programs and only eight percent went to operating and administrative needs.    
 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Lancaster County
Northumberland County
Board Chair
Board Chair Edna Dudley Mason
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2019
Email masoned65@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Fred Burke Jr.Burke's Jewelers
Nancy Garvey Community Volunteer
Junell Haskins Community Vollunteer
Larry Kight Creek Carpentry, LLC
Irene Russo Community Volunteer
Christina Smith St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
Cliff Voss Community Volunteer
Lisa Waller Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 6
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 72
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 78
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
N/A
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
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Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Edna Dudley Mason
Co-CEO
Co-CEO NA
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mrs. Elizabeth Jeanne Kling Jan 2008 - Jan 2013
Ms. Michelle Lewis Jan 2006 - Jan
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 35
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Programs
Description The Committee builds wheel chair ramps, repairs roofs (and when funds are sufficient, will replace roofs), replaces hot water heaters and performs other emergency repairs.  This programs benefits the elderly and disabled whose limited incomes do not allow them to cover the expense of required repairs.  Whenever possible volunteer labor is utilized so funds will  last longer.  There are frequent calls for wheelchair ramps which on average cost $500 for materials alone.  At times the committee partners with a church or other organization for either additional funds or labor.  49 families were assisted in 2016. 
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Budget $52,701.92
Short Term Success s
Description Provides furniture, large appliances, linens and other household items to those in need.  Originally, the main focus was to aid those who had lost their home due to fire.  Today, it is open to those who qualify and demonstrate a need.  442 families benefited from this program in 2016.  Overhead is limited to utilities and insurance as all of the workers are volunteers including those who pickup donated furniture.  All items in the Warehouse are donated and they are distributed free of charge.   
Population Served Families
Budget $4,924.31
Description We provide financial assistance for rent, mortgage payments, utilities, medicine and prescription drugs.  We also provide emergency food boxes when requested by Department of Social Services.  With the increase in Food Pantries in our area, the demand for this has decreased.  In extreme emergency situations, Interfaith provides emergency housing.   95 families were assisted in 2016
Budget $15,774.74
Description Interfaith does not provide the meals.  Working with Bay Aging, the committee coordinates church volunteers who actually deliver the meals to residents in Lancaster County.  There are no administrative costs to Interfaith for this program.
Budget $0.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $75,600.00
Projected Expenses $75,600.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$74,067$62,401$64,837
Administration Expense$4,875$4,482$4,697
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.941.111.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%93%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$125,108$130,083$124,008
Current Assets$74,304$79,279$73,204
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$125,108$130,083$124,008
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose N/A
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView