September 30, 2020
Dear Iowa Churches of Jefferson County,
The CCW Board has God-inspired news for you! The Well Fairfield has fully acquired CCW. This is an answer to prayer in meeting the needs of our struggling community members.
CCW opened July 20, 2017 and operated mostly with volunteers who had day jobs. This meant it could only serve people a couple nights a week by appointment only. We knew of The Well in Pella before we opened in 2017 and toured that site with Executive Director Jayson Henry. Since that time, The Well has opened a second site in Knoxville.
CCW is NOT struggling financially, but services for our community need to increase. Completing a community-needs assessment, increasing hours open and increasing services are important. Our Board asked The Well to open a third site in Fairfield, and they have agreed! As of September 30, 2020, CCW is no longer utilizing the building at 1208 S 5th Street in Fairfield. All CCW monetary and physical assets transferred to The Well Fairfield and will stay in our community!
The Well has purchased property at 1700 South Main Street in Fairfield. Jayson’s team is at work overseeing remodeling of the building formerly owned by Foursquare Gospel Church, so volunteers are already needed for remodeling! (Please call Tabitha at 641-621-0164, ext. 709 to volunteer!) An early phase of remodeling will prepare a thrift store to generate income for the Fairfield site. *Please wait to donate items to the thrift store until they are ready to receive them.
The Well Fairfield will be open weekdays with regular business hours. An array of services will be provided with opportunities for many more volunteers to be the hands and feet of Christ; however, there will be a necessary break in services from now until the ministry side of The Well Fairfield is open. January is a target date.
Please know that your monetary donations will be effectively utilized in our community and will be needed to grow the number of services offered. Donations may now be mailed to The Well Fairfield, 1700 S Main, Fairfield, IA 52556 OR The Well Fairfield, 419 E Oskaloosa St, Pella, IA 50219.
We invite you to visit an existing location in Pella, 419 E Oskaloosa Street or Knoxville, 404 W Pleasant Street or online at www.thewelliowa.org. There is also a Facebook page for The Well for you to stay current with opening dates. We believe you will see the reason our Board is enthusiastically welcoming The Well to Fairfield!
God Bless you for transferring your allegiance from CCW to The Well Fairfield! We truly have appreciated our volunteers as well as your prayer and financial support these past 3 years! As always, it’s great to move forward!! Together, we will make positive changes in our community.
Called to Serve,
CCW Board members: