Meeting Basic Needs During COVID-19 Restrictions



Curbside rent and utility assistance is available for Mecklenburg County residents at 500-A Spratt St on Monday - Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm. Payments are made directly to the landlord or utility company.

The Free Store is now open by appointment. The Furniture Bank remains closed at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ways to Help


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>>

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 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 Responds to COVID-19

By Tovi Martin | March 13, 2020

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.