Dear C.A.M. Community,

In recognition of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 16th-20th) the “5Ks for $5000” Fundraiser will take place. Monday through Friday of that week, a group or individual will run 3.1 miles in honor of various segments of the homeless population- families, children, individuals in recovery, youth & young adults and veterans. A video of each participant finishing their run will be posted on the CAM Hope Facebook Page. We invite you to support this event by making a donation to C.A.M. in honor of the runner of your choice or the homeless population of your choice. We need your help to reach our goal! Partner with us as we make a difference in the lives of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

God Bless,

Dennine J. Smith, MPH
Executive Director
Coordinated Assistance Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 523 210 N. Market St Kokomo, IN 46903

Many thanks for your support of the 23rd Annual WIOU-CAM golf outing! Start forming your team for next year today!


Dennine J. Smith, MPH
Executive Director
Coordinated Assistance Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 523 210 N. Market St Kokomo, IN 46903
(765) 434-0687


Dear Friends,

  Due to the updated restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (corona virus), The ‘Grate American Sleepout’ which was rescheduled for May 1st, 2020 and the Nelson’s Chicken fundraiser scheduled for April 22nd are both canceled. Continue taking precautions to keep yourself and others around you to stay safe.

God bless!

  Coordinated Assistance Ministries, Inc. in partnership with other local entities that provide services to the homeless, will sponsor the “Grate American Sleepout.” This event is a homeless simulation activity designed to increase awareness of what it would be like to experience homelessness. The evening will include assignment of an identity, learning about the different agencies that provide assistance locally, a meal provided by the Red Cross, and sleeping in a box outdoors for the night. In the morning, breakfast and debriefing will take place at Kokomo Rescue Mission.

  Our goal is to have 20 youth groups participate. Each individual participant is asked to obtain donations and complete a pledge list with donors supporting them for their participation. The proceeds for this event will support the work of CAM in providing services including transportation, furniture donation delivery & pickup, case management, hygiene kits, and other supportive services to those in need.

  There is a link to download the flier, pledge sheet, and schedule for the evening below. Please consider having a group of youth from your church participate in this activity. Families, teams, scouts and individuals are also welcome! There will be a prize for the participant who collects the most donations and a trophy for the group with the most participants. Contact me at the number below with any questions.

Thank you and God bless,

Dennine J. Smith, MPH
Executive Director
Coordinated Assistance Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 523
210 N. Market St
Kokomo, IN 46903

Event Schedule


Pledge Sheet

CAM Golf Outing 2019

Thanks to the Community 21st Annual WIOU-CAM Golf Tournament Passed Goal of $10,000 !

    Thank you to the Golfers and Supporters of the 21st WIOU-CAM Golf Tournament at the Kokomo Country Club Saturday, June 9th. It was a beautiful day and CAM raised $10,083.00.

    In the 21 years, WIOU-CAM Golf Tournament has raised $186,041.23. For all the years of support, CAM wishes to especially thank WIOU and Rob Rupe. Thanks to Cary Hungate – Golf Pro, Tony Tutela, and Country Club Staff were very helpful and made the day enjoyable and the banquet food terrific.

    The Most Generous Church Trophy, raising the most money, was retained by St. Andrews Episcopal Church raising $2,323.00.

    First place Golfers, with a score of 53, was John Crain Team – Rick Conwell, William Thompson, Bill Sadler, and John Crain. In second place was Cartridge World Team – Greg Bewley, Doug Smithee, Mark Duncan, and Ron Rayn. Winner of the Putting Contest was Tyler White – who gave his winnings to CAM, Inc.

    Thanks to the additional Golfers – Aaron Anderson, Blaine Armstrong, Rob Armstrong, Leon Boggs, Pastor Jeff Brown, TJ Byers, Darin Claxton, Jerry DeHavens, Nick Dunlap, Kyle Dwiggins, Mike Fross, Les Gibson, Ed Golightly, Pastor Brian Hughes, Garrett Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Poe Johnson, Terry Larson, Pastor Bob Lawson, Brian Lingling, Chuck McCoskey, Jim Newburn, Troy Pratt, Mark Rayl, Brian Remington, Brian Riley, Jimmy Roark, Jr., Jimmy Roark, Sr., Larry Rolland, John Rutherford, Stephen Short, Jim Smith, Phyllis Smith, Glen Steindorf, Brad Stoll, Cameron Stout, Caleb Thatcher, Tony Tutela, Kerry Williams, Jerome Yoder, Jon Yoder, Kurtis Yoder, Linda Yoder, and Steve Young.

    Much Thanks to our Major Banner Sponsors – Merrell Brothers – A Biosolids Management Corporation and our new Banner Sponsor – Stout Funeral Homes.

    Our Flag Sponsors – Burlington Faith Church of God, Rex Byers Heating & Cooling, Cartridge World, John Crain Team, Grace Baptist Church, JML Electric, Kokomo Country Club, Kokomo First Assembly, Larry Rolland Family, Liberty Baptist Church, Northwood Village Nursing Home, and Specialty Tool and Die.

    Tee Sponsors – C&C Cleaning Service, Center Road Church of Christ, Charleys Philly Steak, Faith Presbyterian Church, First Farmers Bank & Trust, The Hardie Group, In Memory of Rick Carson, Jansen Taxes & Asphalt Sealing, Johnny McKay Family, Kokomo Auto World, Liberty Financial Advisors, McGavic Outdoor Power Equipment, Morning Star Church, Brian Oaks – Attorney at Law, Parkview Mennonite, Rebecca Vent – Attorney at Law.

    And Additional Supports – Coca Cola Bottling Company, Howard Print Shop, and Mid-Central Trophy.

    From the only homeless shelter, serving 1,029 and housing 168 men, women, and children in 2017; and housing 59 (9 children) in the first quarter of 2018 – Thank you so much for your support in helping to keep the doors of CAM, Inc. open.

Rev. Ruth Lawson