Shelby, NC – Our organization, The Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association, recently started a new fundraising campaign in order to continue serving patients in the community.

As a 501(c)(3) Certified Charity whose mission is to “To identify and assist with the needs of kidney disease patients in the Cleveland and Rutherford counties of North Carolina,” we’re very excited to involve our community in our latest fundraising efforts.

Due to COVID-19, normal fundraising events have not been able to take place. This year we have lost more than $55,000 and we are on the brink of having to shut down our 40 year non-profit organization. The Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association is neither state nor federally funded so all of our help comes from community donations.

With these funds, our organization will be able to stay open and continue to provide food, financial and transportation services to patients in need.

Without your help, we will close our doors in less than 2 months and more than 400 patients will lose their direct source of help.

To find out more about how we plan to make a difference, click on our fundraising link below:

In order to meet our fundraising goal, it will truly take a village. Are you able to support this incredible cause? Any amount you can contribute will make a difference—even $5.

Please reach out if you’d like to learn more get involved with our fundraising efforts.

Photo: Woman pictured above is Renee Ledford. Renee overcame her adversities and became a spokesperson for Kidney Disease. She participated in work with her mother at the Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association as a founder and patient support advocate. Renee inspired hundreds throughout her life and continues to do so through her story. The Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association strives to keep Renee’s legacy alive by supporting Patients with Kidney Disease.