Crisis Assistance Ministry this week celebrated the contribution of volunteers in preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for struggling families in Mecklenburg County. In the most recent fiscal year, individual, family, group and corporate volunteers served over 47,000 hours. Honorees included Kelvin Glee, Randy Franklin, TIAA, and Legal Aid of North Carolina.
In their 10th year, Elevation Church brought over 500 volunteers to Crisis Assistance Ministry during LOVE Week. Among them, a teacher who is well acquainted with the struggles of low-income families in Charlotte Mecklenburg.
During Deloitte’s 20th Impact Day, nearly 25,000 professionals in 80 cities volunteered with 1,000 projects. At Crisis Assistance Ministry, teams served lunch to waiting customers and more.
Behind the scenes at Crisis Assistance Ministry, it’s anything but quiet. Especially in our Free Store production area, making sure our shelves are stocked with over one million items each year generates a lot of noise. Fortunately for our volunteers, this noise includes a carefully-curated playlist from our production team. Check out some of their […]
Now in its 10th year, the BB&T Lighthouse Project is a company-wide community service effort that engages thousands of associates to address critical community needs. In 2019, BB&T associates completed nearly 1,200 community service projects including more than 84,000 volunteer hours. Over the years, many BB&T teams have served at Crisis Assistance Ministry during their […]
In the age of social media, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the latest self-care trend. From bath bombs to meditation apps, self-care can be both exhausting and expensive. Luckily, the secret to increasing your sense of well-being may be easier than you think.
A survivor who proudly proclaims her identity as a “person with a purpose,” Abigail arrived at Crisis Assistance Ministry in the coldest part of winter. Thanks to you, Abigail finally has a place to reclaim her purpose: not just to receive, but to give.
Over the last five years alone, volunteers have given almost 250,000 hours here in support of people with urgent financial needs. It’s a gift that exceeds $1 million in value annually. During National Volunteer Week, and throughout the year, we are grateful for the many caring individuals and groups who perform one-quarter of the work here at Crisis Assistance Ministry!