If you are a Mecklenburg County resident, you can apply for rent and utility assistance by completing a short form here. You can also utilize curbside application pick up and drop off at 500-A Spratt St on Monday - Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm. Saturday hours are also being added through the end of June from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
The Free Store and Furniture Bank are closed at this time.
CharMeck Responds Coalition has resources and volunteer opportunities regarding official city/county COVID-19 relief efforts.
Elevation Outreach is maintaining a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities to assist with COVID-19 related needs, including remote opportunities.
Share Charlotte is maintaining a list of volunteer needs, including things that can be done from home. Ideas include writing cards, serving as daily callers to check on elderly and infirmed neighbors, data analyses, and more>>
MeckMin is updating their site weekly to show up-to-date service opportunities. More information here>>
American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage. The organization is asking for blood donations from healthy people but said individuals who have traveled to China, Hong Kong, Macau, Iran, Italy or South Korea should postpone donating for 28 days after returning. The same holds true for anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus or who have had contact with someone who has tested positive. Click here to make an appointment to donate blood.
The Charlotte Observer is maintaining a list of opportunities in the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg area including local food drives and distributions.
The Gift Card Bank catalyzes donations of unused gift cards and matches them with vulnerable populations in need of an extra boost during COVID-19.
Crisis Assistance Ministry is offering multiple safe, convenient ways for Mecklenburg County residents to receive financial assistance with rent and utility payments.
Ethiopia had a good job at the airport; in fact, she had just been hired permanently after months of working through a temp agency. Eighteen days later, she was laid off due to COVID-19.
Thinking about money can be hard. Sometimes it can just seem easiest to ignore it completely. But not planning for or thinking about our finances might mean that there isn’t enough to cover the things we really need. That’s why it makes sense to try and come up with a plan, a spending plan/budget, for your money.
The recent passage of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which directs $2.2 trillion towards the coronavirus crisis, is a ray of hope in an otherwise desperate time.
The last time Kim shared her story, she was in the midst of putting her life back together after a medical emergency and a job lay-off sent her family into a tailspin. We checked in with her for an update in the midst of our community’s current crisis.
COVID-19 has already changed the economic landscape for many of us. If you’ve been laid off or lost income due to the threat of the novel coronavirus, it’s a scary time. Here are some helpful resources if you’re one of the more than 100,000 people in North Carolina in this situation right now.
Effective at close of business March 17, 2020, all Crisis Assistance Ministry facilities are closed until further notice due to the impact of COVID-19.
Like many nonprofits, Crisis Assistance Ministry is adapting to help contain the spread of COVID‐19 and minimize the risk to employees, customers, and volunteers.