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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: Help the underserved population of appalachia and native american tribes of the west and educate american on need for relief in this country

Programs: Weekly distributions of food and supplies to area poor. Traveling to locations through virginia, north carolina and tennesse to distribute aid to the local improvished and their families.

a television broadcast to teach americans about the needs of our own people in america is seen on direct tv as well as other various stations. With this broadcast shelter rock gains support. At the end of each broadcast there is always an offer of a teaching series which is shipped out to the caller.

with our focus being on the children of appalachia and the native american tribes, shelter rock holds large outreach events to serve more effectively. These events normally serve between 500 to 5000 people in one afternoon. We use volunteers and have many donations to offer, including food, clothing, toiletries and gifts for children. This is a very effective way of locating families with children who will continue to receive aid from our mission.

32400 undersearved individuals were given food, clothing and other supplies as well as gifts for children and adults in appalachia. Many donors including patagonia, phillips van heusen, and operation blessing out of virgina beach, virginia make it possible for our staff and volunteers to carry out this mission. Also donated are various gifts from individuals for children.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

Catherine Reese was good to me, a great friend, as long as i donated items, volunteered, spread the word about Shelter Rock and gave them money, but when i became very sick and couldn't do anything to benefit her, she wouldn't speak to me, when i called and begged for help. I started helping in 2002 until 2008. I have tried since 2009 to contact her and she is never there and i have been told two people that were always good to me, no longer worked there. What kind of a ministry turns its back on someone who helped them when they needed it and won't help me now that i desperately need it ?

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

I work there for a every long time Iseen a lot of thing my spelling is not that good .steve has a gril friend .and tack the money tohelp her His kids left becuse they seen him with her .there is so much going on there.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Eastern Shoshone on the Wind River Indian Reservation. These Reese people came to our reservation NOT to help the Native American people but to humiliate us. They told us they were here to help out the tribe not to USE us....I am very upset because they took footage of my 1 year old daughter and I did NOT sign any release forms for this. They also recorded audio of my voice telling them how it was living on the reservation. I also did not sign for that. They said they were here to help us not to use us as a way to get money. I speak for the tribe when i say this. THEY ARE NOT WELCOME BACK ON OUR RESERVATION!!!!!!! They are not good people they disrespected my family, my tribe and my church! This is not tolorated and will not be tolorated.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

I am a pastor's wife at a tiny Baptist Church/Center on the Wind River Indian Reservation. My husband and I have served the people of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Araphoe tribes for over 16 years. Steve Reese showed up unannounced in our driveway one day this past fall asking us to work with him as he brought a truckload of food to our community. We were eager to do so as the food IS needed by many families here on the reservation. However, we have been sadly disappointed by the Reeses and Shelter Rock Ministries. -The Reeses refused to distribute the food equally between the two tribes on our reservation creating a great deal of animosity toward us personally and toward our church among the older members of one of the tribes on our joint reservation. -The Reeses spent no time doing on the actual work of the distribution themselves. When questioned about this Catherine Reese responded, "I was preparing food for the volunteers."...They did travel 15 miles to and from the nearest Pizza Hut to purchase pizza for 2 of the 5 meals needed to feed the volunteers, but I do not believe that she was employed by Pizza Hut at any time during the week! lol -The plan for distribution that the Reeses use involves a tremendous amount of unnecessary labor. Instead of rebagging the food in plastic sacks that tear, the food could easily be given away with 1 or 2 volunteers per item.....this would eliminate about 80% of the work required by the current plan. -Steve Reese originally promised our church a part of the food to be given away for our church pantry from which we provide 2 free meals a week in return for our participation in the project. However, no food was ever given to us and when we mentioned that we had given some food to a sister church/in-house-treatment ministry which sent volunteers twice to assist in the project Steve seemed very upset and demanded to how much and what we had given away. -The canned food was all dented and with no labels. Most of the rest of the food was somewhat to very far past the expiration dates. There were mouse droppings in the pallet of macaroni and almost half of the packages were crushed to where they were open and spilling out. -Steve told me that he had spent over $100,000 dollars on the food on the Saturday before it was given out. On the Sunday afternoon of the distribution Catherine told me that they had spent $5000 on the food. (I noticed a slight discrepancy between the 2 numbers!) Also several of the workers noticed company labels on the pallets specifying that it had been donated from the original company. -At the begining of the week that we were working with the Reeses and Shelter Rock Ministries, my husband was asked to take the Reeses around the community to some homes with children so that they could give the kids toys and the parents gift cards to Wal-Mart. The day for this activity was changed and I ended up going with them. We had come to understand that they wanted to use this as a photo-op for their fund raising. We were very uncomfortable with this but did contact 3 families giving them as clear an understanding of what was to take place as we knew...however, after getting a parent to sign a very indepth, extremely legalized consent form (of which no copy was given to the parent), I discovered that they were walking the children out of view of the parents if possible and filming a sponsorship plea. This was repeated at the givaway site without parental permission or oversight....I am furious!!!!!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for shelter rock in beckley wv.and they are out for te children to let them know someone else does care my children and grandbabies love it.and momma kate is an angel we all love her and her family for what they are doing.in these time we need all the help we can get.sure they need some of the money for travel and getting everything they need to sing their sweet music that holds alot of meaning. mary milam beckley wva