The Samaritan Group
P.O. Box 784
White Marsh VA 23183
Mission Statement To aid low income residents in our community who need assistance with temporary financial emergencies.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Marsh Germek
Board Chair Mrs. Martha Germek
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 784
White Marsh, VA 23183
Telephone 804 693-3600
Fax 804 693-3605
E-mail samaritanva@gmail.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1992
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $854,000.00
Projected Expenses $854,000.00
Additional Documents
SGI Budget2017View
Budget2015View
Budget2014View
Budget2013View
Statements
Mission To aid low income residents in our community who need assistance with temporary financial emergencies.
Impact In 2016 SGI spent $80,055 assisting 230 families with rent, heat, car repairs, and medical supplies. Additionally we helped children through the Three Rivers Healthy Families and The Rural Infant Services Program of the NN – MP Community Services Board. Our program is ongoing.
Needs Our need of monetary donations is ongoing.
Background The Samaritan Group was organized in 1991 by concerned citizens and business leaders to help families in Gloucester County with temporary financial emergencies. We are governed by a Board of Directors and cooperate with the local Department of Social Services. We are a 501C3 tax-exempt non-profit corporation with bylaws. It is our purpose to develop resources and oversee their disbursement to aid individuals and families in need in Gloucester County.
CEO Statement Samaritan Group, Inc. has no paid employees. We are all volunteers and have operated this way since our group was established in 1992.
Board Chair Statement

I have been with the Samaritan Group since 2007, I began my association with the Samaritan group answering phone calls from clients and relaying information to the caseworkers. In 2008 I felt that I needed to become a part of the organization and joined the board  and have served as a caseworker since that time. As part of the Samaritan Group I have expanded my role with the Samaritan Group becoming a member of the Gloucester Resource Council (GRC) as well as GRC Housing sub-committee member and general member of the Northern Neck Middle Peninsula Housing Coalition (NNMPHC). Gloucester Samaritan Group has strong ties with the community, working closely with non-profits in the County to fulfill the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. Many of our families are struggling, a single parent family or two income minimum wage family with several children, or elderly and disabled on extremely fixed income. Clients have hard choices to make; food on the table, car repairs or pay the power bill, this is where the Samaritan Group comes in to help. 

In 2014, the Samaritan Group became the lead agency for conducting a National Point in Time Count, held in January of each year. While rural homelessness is quite a challenge, we have continued to work with our local winter shelter program, GUEST, to gather information for this survey and begin to show the challenges of rural homelessness. We continue to be the lead agency in this yearly event, having provided back-packs with blankets and hats and gloves, to providing fast food cards for clients for speaking with us to gather data.

In 2017 the Samaritan Group became the first organization in the County to become part of the Homeless Management Information System, a HUD program to capture data not just on homeless clients, but also other needs as well. In capturing data in this system, we as the Samaritan Group will be in a better position to provide documentation which will strengthen our position with the NNMPC in obtaining funds for rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing. The information entered into the HMIS Data base identifies significant poverty level issues and affords the opportunity to assist families with necessary services to become self sustaining.

I am honored to be a member of the Samaritan Group and to serve as the Chair for 2018.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Gloucester County
Gloucester County,VA
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Martha Germek
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Email samaritanva@gmail.com
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr. Lester Sterling
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Email lsterling2@cox.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Leslie Belvin Retired Public School Teacher
Mrs. Susan Conner Retired Accoutant
Kelsey Curtis Teacher, Gloucester County
Mrs. Nancy Dwoyer Retired
Mr. Bill Fulton Retired Grahic Artist/ Accountant
Mrs Marsha Germek Gloucester County Assistance Services, Retired
Mr. Michael Harris Harris Garage Owner
Mrs. Melanie Jenkins Teacher, Gloucester County
Mrs. Arliss Ketchum Retired Social Worker
Mrs. Vickie Linkous Links Enterprises, Owner
Mrs. Linda Phillips Retired Health Administrator
Ms. Sandy Riggin Retired Health Administrator
Mr. Christian Rilee Retired
Carolyn Scott Community Volunteer
Matha Soles Community Volunteer
Mr. Lester Sterling Retired, Civil Service
Mr. Ricky Wiatt Architect
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 12
Governance
Board Term Lengths 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Regina Adams Retired Teacher
Dr. Sid Dixon Community Volunteer
Beverly Kearney retired
Mrs. Bobby Ray Community Volunteer
Mrs. Amelita Thomas Retired
Ms. Vicki Williams Community Volunteer
Comments

I have been with the Samaritan Group since 2007, I began my association with the Samaritan group answering phone calls from clients and relaying information to the caseworkers. In 2008 I felt that I needed to become a part of the organization and joined the board  and have served as a caseworker since that time. As part of the Samaritan Group I have expanded my role with the Samaritan Group becoming a member of the Gloucester Resource Council (GRC) as well as GRC Housing sub-committee member and general member of the Northern Neck Middle Peninsula Housing Coalition (NNMPHC). Gloucester Samaritan Group has strong ties with the community, working closely with non-profits in the County to fulfill the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. Many of our families are struggling, a single parent family or two income minimum wage family with several children, or elderly and disabled on extremely fixed income. Clients have hard choices to make; food on the table, car repairs or pay the power bill, this is where the Samaritan Group comes in to help. 

In 2014, the Samaritan Group became the lead agency for conducting a National Point in Time Count, held in January of each year. While rural homelessness is quite a challenge, we have continued to work with our local winter shelter program, GUEST, to gather information for this survey and begin to show the challenges of rural homelessness. We continue to be the lead agency in this yearly event, having provided back-packs with blankets and hats and gloves, to providing fast food cards for clients for speaking with us to gather data.

In 2017 the Samaritan Group became the first organization in the County to become part of the Homeless Management Information System, a HUD program to capture data not just on homeless clients, but also other needs as well. In capturing data in this system, we as the Samaritan Group will be in a better position to provide documentation which will strengthen our position with the NNMPC in obtaining funds for rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing. The information entered into the HMIS Data base identifies significant poverty level issues and affords the opportunity to assist families with necessary services to become self sustaining.

I am honored to be a member of the Samaritan Group and to serve as the Chair for 2018.

Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Marsh Germek
Experience

I have been with the Samaritan Group since 2007, I began my association with the Samaritan group answering phone calls from clients and relaying information to the caseworkers. In 2008 I felt that I needed to become a part of the organization and joined the board  and have served as a caseworker since that time. As part of the Samaritan Group I have expanded my role with the Samaritan Group becoming a member of the Gloucester Resource Council (GRC) as well as GRC Housing sub-committee member and general member of the Northern Neck Middle Peninsula Housing Coalition (NNMPHC). Gloucester Samaritan Group has strong ties with the community, working closely with non-profits in the County to fulfill the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. Many of our families are struggling, a single parent family or two income minimum wage family with several children, or elderly and disabled on extremely fixed income. Clients have hard choices to make; food on the table, car repairs or pay the power bill, this is where the Samaritan Group comes in to help. 

In 2014, the Samaritan Group became the lead agency for conducting a National Point in Time Count, held in January of each year. While rural homelessness is quite a challenge, we have continued to work with our local winter shelter program, GUEST, to gather information for this survey and begin to show the challenges of rural homelessness. We continue to be the lead agency in this yearly event, having provided back-packs with blankets and hats and gloves, to providing fast food cards for clients for speaking with us to gather data.

In 2017 the Samaritan Group became the first organization in the County to become part of the Homeless Management Information System, a HUD program to capture data not just on homeless clients, but also other needs as well. In capturing data in this system, we as the Samaritan Group will be in a better position to provide documentation which will strengthen our position with the NNMPC in obtaining funds for rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing. The information entered into the HMIS Data base identifies significant poverty level issues and affords the opportunity to assist families with necessary services to become self sustaining.

I am honored to be a member of the Samaritan Group and to serve as the Chair for 2018.

Former CEOs
NameTerm
Leslie Belvin Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
Lester Sterling Jan 2011 - Dec 2015
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Volunteers 17
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
Our caseworkers routinely collaborate with other agencies, churches, civic groups seeking additional monies to pay a client's bill if more is needed beyond the allotment of $500 per client. Such organizations include Gloucester Housing Partnership, Gloucester Dept. of Soc. Services, Three Rivers Healthy Families, Rural Infant Services, Bay Aging, and numerous churches.
Programs
Description Samaritan Group, Inc. has only one program. The goal of raising money for low income residents who need temporary financial assistance has been ongoing since 1992.
CEO/ED/Board Comments

I have been with the Samaritan Group since 2007, I began my association with the Samaritan group answering phone calls from clients and relaying information to the caseworkers. In 2008 I felt that I needed to become a part of the organization and joined the board  and have served as a caseworker since that time. As part of the Samaritan Group I have expanded my role with the Samaritan Group becoming a member of the Gloucester Resource Council (GRC) as well as GRC Housing sub-committee member and general member of the Northern Neck Middle Peninsula Housing Coalition (NNMPHC). Gloucester Samaritan Group has strong ties with the community, working closely with non-profits in the County to fulfill the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. Many of our families are struggling, a single parent family or two income minimum wage family with several children, or elderly and disabled on extremely fixed income. Clients have hard choices to make; food on the table, car repairs or pay the power bill, this is where the Samaritan Group comes in to help. 

In 2014, the Samaritan Group became the lead agency for conducting a National Point in Time Count, held in January of each year. While rural homelessness is quite a challenge, we have continued to work with our local winter shelter program, GUEST, to gather information for this survey and begin to show the challenges of rural homelessness. We continue to be the lead agency in this yearly event, having provided back-packs with blankets and hats and gloves, to providing fast food cards for clients for speaking with us to gather data.

In 2017 the Samaritan Group became the first organization in the County to become part of the Homeless Management Information System, a HUD program to capture data not just on homeless clients, but also other needs as well. In capturing data in this system, we as the Samaritan Group will be in a better position to provide documentation which will strengthen our position with the NNMPC in obtaining funds for rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing. The information entered into the HMIS Data base identifies significant poverty level issues and affords the opportunity to assist families with necessary services to become self sustaining.

I am honored to be a member of the Samaritan Group and to serve as the Chair for 2018.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $854,000.00
Projected Expenses $854,000.00
Endowment Value $20,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$74,137$85,503$96,994
Administration Expense$1,562$983$2,498
Fundraising Expense$5,909$0--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.980.920.95
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%99%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$33,530$27,563$45,183
Current Assets$27,890$21,923$45,183
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$33,530$27,563$45,183
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitation Permit 5/2018View
Comments
Organization Comments Samaritan Group Board members plan to raise funds each year. Currently in place: Giving Tuesday, Annual Golf tournament, Kelsick Gardens Fundraiser, Motor Cycle Fundraiser. In addition, members sponsor an annual letter writing campaign and we apply for grants annually.