Hospice  Hickory Nut Gorge Office

Hospice of Rutherford County is: A nonprofit organization, Licensed by the State of North Carolina and the State of South Carolina, Medicare certified

[email protected].

The Friends of the Mountain Branch Library

Remind all Lake Lure residents to become a member of the library. Your dues help this volunteer group to purchase books, videos and equipment beyond the library’s
budget allocated by the County. The Mountain Branch Library is located at: 150 Bills Creek Rd Lake Lure, NC 28746 Phone: 828-625-0456.
Please support the Friends Group,
recognizing that the library is an integral part of our community and your contributions are tax deductible

Shepherd's Care

A charitable, non-profit organization with a mandate to help those who are in need. Our organization is staffed by volunteers with policies established by an elected Board
representing the members of local churches and members at large. Mission Statement - Assisting families and individuals with food, shelter, housing, medical,
health and short term emergencies. Shepherd's Care serves the Hickory Nut Gorge, a four county area which includes parts of Rutherford, Polk, Henderson and Buncombe

Kid Senses Children's InterACTIVE Museum,

"Dedicated to interactive learning, enhancing classroom education with hands-on fun. The Museum seeks to provide an environment where children from birth to ten years old
and adults are given a unique opportunity to play, learn, and create together. By exposing children to a wide array of experiences in the areas of the arts, science, technology,
culture and history, the Museum seeks to instill in children a greater understanding of themselves and their world." Everyday is a journey...where will you to today?

Be a Mentor!

You are needed  Wilfred McDowell, Rutherford County Schools Community Relations Director, 245-0252 ext. 145 or Dr. Vernon Hoyle, Director, The  McNair Foundation, 245-
4339.   We're also looking for retirees to volunteer for the SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) program.  These folks counsel entrepreneurs in existing and
proposed businesses.  If interested, contact Connie Butler, SCORE Area Manager, 828-894-3283.

Volunteer and be a part of our Town!

If you would like more information regarding serving on one of the town’s boards or committees, then please contact the town clerk At 828-625-9983 extension 104 or by email to [email protected] .

Full Moon Farm

is an organization dedicated to the well being of the wolfdog (wolf hybrid) and captive-bred wolf. Situated on 17 beautiful mountain acres in Black Mountain, NC, we operate as a federally recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
organization for abused and refused wolfdogs and wolves who find themselves in need of love, shelter, and care through no fault of their own. Though they may be abused or neglected, homeless because of death or
divorce, they are all God's Creatures and worthy of a lifetime of respect. We are here to serve them. For further information, please continue reading or contact Nancy Brown: Full Moon Farm http://www.fullmoonfarm.org/
PO. Box 1548 Black Mountain, NC 28711-1548, (828)-669-1818 [email protected]

Foothills Connect,

Reaching out to the businesses and homeowners of the Hickory Nut Gorge. Foothills Connect is a Business and Technology tele-center aimed At helping companies with business and technology services, technology
training, promotion and training of entrepreneurs, and public Internet access. Tim Will is the contact person should anyone like more information on the FREE services: 828-447-2660 (cell) or [email protected]

The Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation

A team of people from W.A.V.E.  has started an endowment for the Hickory Nut Gorge - Gerton,  Bat Cave,  Chimney Rock,   Lake Lure,   and Bill's Creek.   All gifts to the Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation remain intact,  
continue to grow and become an everlasting resource for the community.   The Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation is a component fund of The  Community Foundation. of  Western North Carolina. Volunteers for Board level
participation are currently being sought for representation from Bill's Creek,  Gerton,   Chimney Rock,   and Bat Cave.   Donations are fully deductible. Donations can be made to
The Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation.    
Should be sent to the  Community Foundation of  Western  NC,   PO Box 1888,    Asheville,  NC 28802 Contact Jim Dunn on 625-5157 for information:  
[email protected].or  www.cfwnc.org
If you know of a group that is not listed here, please let us know
as we continue to build that great mountain spirit that we all love!