Incorporated over 20 years ago, Cluster 13 has helped hundreds of families maintain their homes so they would be safe, warm and dry. They can then stay in their own homes instead of being displaced by old age, disability or major economic problems. The organization is supported by many of our small rural churches.
We offer services that our individual churches couldn't provide alone but together in the name of Christ we are able to bring small miracles to families and individuals in need every year.... for example:
Its a long list and Cluster 13 is here to help because of the outstanding support of our little community and the many, many mission groups from all around the northeast, some of whom come back year after year. Our churches are our inspiration to service but we also enjoy tremendous support from local service organizations including The Rotary Club, Lions Club, Boy Scouts, National Honor Society, The Camden Teachers Association, and from the members of the Camden Chamber of Commerce and many individual donors who contribute to our efforts every year. When everyone pulls together great things happen.
We help individuals by doing specific jobs that they need. We help our community by helpng to keep properties that could become liabilities from deteriorating. We help those who could serve others by getting applicants and providing fulfilling opportunities for service. We have seen youth volunteers from other states make lasting connections with the families they have assisted in our community. Maybe some will go back to their own communities and see a new perspective on their home surroundings. One group from New Jersey planned to go home and set up a ministry similar to ours.
Its not ALL about housing either, Cluster 13 partners with the Camden Area Food Pantry which is housed under our roof. In addition, we operate the "Clothing Connection" which is a retail store run completely by volunteers which accepts donations of good quality, used clothing for resale at ridiculously low prices. Proceeds from the shop help support our other activities but the biggest reason for keeping prices so low is to minister to folks who otherwise might not be able to buy suitable clothing at normal retail prices.
Food... Clothing.... Shelter, basic necessities for survival....
Cluster 13 helps with all three, thanks to all of our volunteers, financial, and spiritual supporters! Thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ!
Thank you Summer 2016 Workgroups!!!
Thank you for coming to help out our neighbors! We appreciate it!
Accepting Applications Now:
We are accepting applications for the 2017 housing season. If you are in need of assistance please contact us today! To request an application please contact us to ensure your application can be considered for this years season at the office or call 1-315-245-1384