Alamo Heights Christian Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

For Your Information

As the school year begins to come to a close, the majority of the Youth of Alamo Heights Christian Church are looking forward to the Summer months. This includes: Summer Camps of all sorts. This means the church camAs the school year begins to come to a close, the majority of the Youth of Alamo Heights Christian Church are looking forward to the Summer months. This includes: Summer Camps of all sorts. This means the church camps will be in competition with Band, Orchestra, FFA, not to mention VACATIONS. The first of our Youth to sign up for Church Camp this Summer are the following: CYF – Faith Warren-Brown Junior Camp – Hope Brown Junior Camp – Grace Brown Beginner’s Camp – Hunter Brown Beginner’s Camp – Clint Terry As you can see we have several of our youth, who have made the commitment to go to Church Camp this Summer. Hunter did not want to be the only “boy” going to Church Camp at the same time as his sisters, so he decided to ask his cousin to go to Church Camp with him. Now, if you ask yourself, I am sure that you have seen him during the Summer, during VBS, and several times during the year. His personal tithing is to our Food Pantry. What a better way to say you are doing the right thing than to sponsor him going to Church Camp! The Fiesta Medals worn by AHCC Food Pantry Volunteers were in support of those corporate sponsors who give us weekly donations and the San Antonio Food Bank. We average 4 to 5 thousand pounds of FREE Food monthly for AHCC Food Pantry. It also keeps the cost of the Food purchased from the San Antonio Food Bank to less than 30 cents per pound of food. This includes canned goods, but also perishable items we store in the Food Pantry Refrigerators and Freezers. Our Volunteers work as few as 20 hours per week to 32 hours per week making AHCC Food Pantry happen on a weekly basis. Without the support of man hours from our Volunteers there would be NO AHCC Food Pantry! ps will be in competition with Band, Orchestra, FFA, not to mention VACATIONS. The first of our Youth to sign up for Church Camp this Summer are the following: CYF – Faith Warren-Brown Junior Camp – Hope Brown Junior Camp – Grace Brown Beginner’s Camp – Hunter Brown Beginner’s Camp – Clint Terry As you can see we have several of our youth, who have made the commitment to go to Church Camp this Summer. Hunter did not want to be the only “boy” going to Church Camp at the same time as his sisters, so he decided to ask his cousin to go to Church Camp with him. Now, if you ask yourself, I am sure that you have seen him during the Summer, during VBS, and several times during the year. His personal tithing is to our Food Pantry. What a better way to say you are doing the right thing than to sponsor him going to Church Camp! The Fiesta Medals worn by AHCC Food Pantry Volunteers were in support of those corporate sponsors who give us weekly donations and the San Antonio Food Bank. We average 4 to 5 thousand pounds of FREE Food monthly for AHCC Food Pantry. It also keeps the cost of the Food purchased from the San Antonio Food Bank to less than 30 cents per pound of food. This includes canned goods, but also perishable items we store in the Food Pantry Refrigerators and Freezers. Our Volunteers work as few as 20 hours per week to 32 hours per week making AHCC Food Pantry happen on a weekly basis. Without the support of man hours from our Volunteers there would be NO AHCC Food Pantry!SCAMS
 
I have been getting a lot of robo-calls lately where the voice on the other end of the line tells me that I am about to be sued by the IRS and that I should call the number provided. I called one time and got a “special agent” who sounded like an Indian from a call center and I hung up on him immediately. No doubt he would have asked me for my social security number. I called the FBI and was told that I could report the call on the U.S. Treasury website, which I did. There was a tab on the website specifically for that where they asked 3 for my name, address, and phone number, how much money I had been scammed for, and a phone number that I had been given. I have been called several times since from different phone numbers and reported it each time. THE IRS WILL NEVER TAKE YOU TO COURT TO SUE YOU FOR BACK TAXES. The IRS will always notify you by mail that you have a tax issue or they will audit you and tell you that you owe taxes. You will receive many letters of taxes due and have many opportunities to pay taxes you owe. If you owe taxes over an extended period of time, they will freeze your bank account and take the money. They don’t have to take you to court. It you ever end up in tax court it will likely be YOU suing THEM. I have given Sarah an article from Consumer Reports to copy and put in the back of the church about scams that are pulled on the elderly. Please pick up a copy of the article and take it home and read it. DO NOT EVER GIVE ANYONE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. Do NOT send anyone money ever, especially if they ask you to keep it a secret. No legitimate enterprise will ask you to keep a secret. If you have any questions, please call me, an accountant, your banker, or an attorney before transferring money.
 
Stephanie Blandford, AHCC Board Chair