Community Resource
Center

CRC At A Glance

The Community Resource Center (CRC) was originally founded by Bishop D. G. Taylor, the CEO/Founder, with the vision of empowering individuals and households to act as catalysts for positive change. Following an association with the CRC, supplementary services are extended through Save the Children and B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Families seeking educational assistance, whether for children or adults, are directed to Save the Children. Meanwhile, holistic mental health services are facilitated by B.R.I.D.G.E.S. in collaboration with other agencies.

In its commitment to instigating transformative changes within single and multi-family households, CRC has forged partnerships with numerous agencies across the Albany/Dougherty County region. The objective is to advocate for resources, thereby enhancing the strength of family units through the provision of information, connections, and avenues to cultivate a healthier lifestyle for both parents and children. The array of resources encompasses but is not confined to, healthcare facilities, educational support for individuals of all ages, basic household necessities, and connections with various agencies.

Our Team

Pennica McDonald

Director

Mel Taylor

Assistant Director

Beverly Hill

Outreach Coordinator

Neighbors helping neighbors

The Community Resource Center (CRC) is committed to combating poverty through individual donations and community outreach efforts. Our contributions, consisting of clothing, food, hygiene, and household items, are distributed to individuals and families through our warehouse store and donations. Additionally, outreach is a primary focus of our assistance, as CRC actively engages with the community by offering meals to the homeless, collaborating with other resources during events, hosting and sponsoring various community events, and more.

Feeding the Hungry

Since 1999, the Community Resource Center has been dedicated to offering hunger relief to the community.

Disaster Relief

In recent years, there has been a significant concern regarding natural disasters. We have extended relief efforts not only to our region but also to other states and countries.

Pack to Save

“Pack to Save” is our annual back-to-school event held before the commencement of each new school term. We distribute fully stocked backpacks, complete with essential personal care items.

No-one has ever
become poor by giving!

~Anne Frank

As We Move Forward

Join Us

As we embark on a journey to expand our horizons and amplify our impact, we extend an invitation for you to join us as a partner. Throughout the years, numerous individuals and families have benefited from the programs offered by The Cutting Edge Epic Center International, Inc. and The Community Resource Center. To engage with us and volunteer, kindly click on the yellow “Sign Up Today” button and complete the brief interest form. Alternatively, you can choose to become a partner by clicking the “Join Us” button and providing your contact information. If you wish to contribute as a donor, a simple click on the “Donate Here” button will guide you through the process. Below, you will also find information about initiatives where relief has been extended, both locally and internationally.

Hunger Relief

Since 1994, the Community Resource Center has been instrumental in furnishing meals and administering relief to more than 2,000 families and individuals per year. These endeavors encompass the provision of Thanksgiving meals, emergency access to the food pantry, outreach programs addressing hunger within the community, and relief efforts both locally and internationally during natural disasters (notably in the years 2017, 2018, and 2019)

Disaster Relief

In 2017, tornadoes wrought havoc in Dougherty and the surrounding counties. The Community Resource Center, in collaboration with The Temple of Refuge Church, undertook disaster relief efforts by offering hot meals and shelter to individuals displaced by the storm. The CEO forged partnerships with additional churches and outreach agencies, orchestrating a relief benefit concert featuring a renowned gospel artist to uplift and inspire the community. This event resulted in the donation of trailers filled with supplies, provided as an in-kind service from the artist, for distribution within the community. Moreover, international assistance was extended to St. Thomas and Tortola after Hurricane Irma, and relief, in the form of 400 boxes, reached Freeport, the Bahamas, following Hurricane Matthew.

 

Locally, relief efforts are enacted on an as-needed basis in the aftermath of crises such as unemployment, natural disasters, fires, and other devastating circumstances. Applicants undergo a thorough screening process, and assistance is tailored to their specific needs. The Community Resource Center has aided more than 2,141 families locally, recognizing that every day brings new challenges for families or individuals facing such adversities. If you find yourself in need or if someone you know requires assistance from CRC, kindly complete the form below. We are committed to extending a helping hand to those in need.

 

Not A Handout, We're A hand up!

The Cutting Edge Epic Center International, Inc. cordially invites individuals to participate in the annual “Pack to Save” event, dedicated to empowering the youth in our community by providing essential resources for a successful school year. As an exhibitor/vendor, your company has the opportunity to contribute informational brochures/materials showcasing the services you provide, along with memorabilia for our guests to retain a connection with your organization. Over the past three years, the event has featured exhibitors from reputable entities such as Peach State, CareSource, Lutheran Services, Dougherty County Public Library and numerous other local vendors within the community.

 

In 2020, amidst a challenging pandemic, the event distributed over 800 fully stocked backpacks to children, inclusive of essential personal care items. The generosity extended further with sponsorship and donations from entities like The Grille House, United Way, Salvation Army, Peach State, WellCare, Stardust II, The Bread House, The Library System, and many more. Notably, Pack to Save also collaborated with Communities in Schools, providing an additional 40 fully stocked backpacks following the 2020 main event. It is important to highlight that Pack to Save is an ongoing initiative, demonstrating a sustained commitment to supporting the educational needs of our community’s youth.

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

~ Former  U.S. President Ronald Reagan

We Are Here To Help.

Our committed team is ready and available to attend to your requirements and respond to any needs you might have.

important things you should know

Questions And Answers

For those in need of emergency resources such as food and clothing, the process begins with a phone call. All calls are kept private and confidential. Our personnel will engage in a conversation with you to assess your needs and go through a brief questionnaire. Based on the information provided, our staff will determine your eligibility for services. If you do not qualify, they will guide you in finding another organization in the community that may be able to provide assistance.

We welcome referrals from various sources, including schools, doctor offices, and local agencies with whom we have established partnerships in the community. Concerned family or friends are also encouraged to call and inquire about the services offered. However, individuals over the age of 18, acting as their own guardians, must make their own requests by calling. Parents or legal guardians can request resources on behalf of individuals under the age of 18

The Community Resource Center is an operating entity of The Cutting Edge Epic Center International, Inc. which is a non-profit organization.  All services provided are free of charge.  Donations and contributions are accepted. 

The Community Resource Center offers household items, personal care products, clothing, and food. Additional items may be accessible upon request, as determined by our warehouse store. If the specific service you require is not provided, feel free to inquire about potential local resources that may be available.

Individuals interested in volunteering with our organization are required to complete a form. Following the review of your form, we will initiate contact.

here are multiple methods to contribute. If you wish to donate items, please get in touch with our personnel using the contact information provided in the “Contact Us” section or through email. We also welcome monetary donations, which can be made through our website, by check, or money order.

For checks, kindly make them payable to The Cutting Edge Epic Center International, Inc.

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The Cutting Edge Epic Center
International, Inc.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 8am – 9pm

Phone: (229) 364 – 1193
Email: info@CuttingEdgeInt.com

Address: 2711 Philips Dr, Albany, GA 31721

Mailing: PO Box 5434, Albany, GA 31706

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