Edith and her husband came to Crisis Assistance Ministry over 20 years ago when they were facing homelessness. Recently, she returned to the agency to give back financially and volunteer in the Free Store.
If you could change one thing to make the world a better place what would you do?
Eleven-year-old Webb would “try to house all of the homeless people”. Just a middle schooler, he is already aware of Charlotte’s problems with housing instability and homelessness.
Brendan Coffey is passionate about his community and about the practice of change management. An Enterprise Change Manager with Avid Xchange here in Charlotte, he first got to know Crisis Assistance Ministry as part of an assignment for his MBA program at Queens University of Charlotte.
Kelvin has volunteered as Furniture Bank Customer Service support for 2 years now, learning about the agency through his relationship with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He serves faithfully each Saturday assisting customers with shopping and much more. Staff says, “He’s also our go-to guy when we have furniture items that need to be built or repaired!”
Jackie Little learned about agency volunteer opportunities while donating her late husband’s clothing. She began volunteering in the Free Store over a year ago, consistently offering her support every Tuesday afternoon. Free Store customers adore Ms. Jackie for her hard work and upbeat attitude.
These fabulous Girl Scouts baked muffins to share with waiting families then spent their Saturday morning passing them out along with bottled water. Next, they stepped into our warehouse and worked to inspect and prepare donated clothing for families who shop here free-of-charge.
Christine Eckert became an agency volunteer through the faith community at Elevation Church over 6 years ago. She has participated in every volunteer project offered, from inspecting donated goods to moving chronically homeless individuals into housing.