Volunteers from Electrolux’s North American headquarters in Charlotte unloaded 750 Frigidaire air conditioners recently at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s warehouse. For thousands of families in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, there is no central air or a suitable window unit to fight the heat in their homes or apartments, and extreme heat can cause adverse health effects. It’s a situation that’s more likely to affect families who are served by the agency.
When we last looked in on Deborah, she was emerging from a time of crisis with a renewed sense of her purpose. Today, she’s thriving as a Customer Advocate sharing her story. And every time she does, she becomes a little bit stronger.
On a warm morning in May, a (small but mighty) team from Red Ventures arrived with 100 sausage biscuits, juice, water, and willing hearts.
Follow along as St. John’s Episcopal volunteers Mary Ellen, Kay, Louise, and Georgia return to their monthly volunteer spots sorting, inspecting, and preparing donated goods.
How does retiree, grandfather, and volunteer see the future? Hopeful. That’s one of the reasons you find him helping people in financial crisis every week. How does retiree, grandfather, and volunteer see the future? Hopeful. That’s one of the reasons you find him helping people in financial crisis every week.
Following a temporary pause due to high rates of COVID-19 Omicron variant infection in Mecklenburg County, Crisis Assistance Ministry has resumed accepting donations of clothing, household goods, furniture, and appliances at its Charlotte offices at 500-A Spratt Street.
Aramark volunteers recently stepped up to provide laundry and hygiene kits along with fleece blankets for neighbors who shop free of charge at Crisis Assistance Ministry. The project was made possible by a grant, secured by Aramark, from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Council on Accreditation. Thanks to their forward-thinking pursuit of grant funds and these hard-working volunteers, more families will find these essentials when they shop free of charge at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store.
Twice a week all summer, CROSS Missions brings teenagers to laugh, talk, and serve together at Crisis Assistance Ministry. The groups come from across the Southeast US for the urban immersion experience. Teams spend their days serving in area nonprofits, learn about social justice and systemic barriers in the evening, and reflect on how their faith challenges them to effect change.