“I know what we are doing here is helping. It makes my soul happy,” says Debbie, who has found the perfect fit as a volunteer preparing donated items for Free Store shoppers.
Randy Franklin is truly a rock star volunteer. As he plans what he hopes will be his 11th annual benefit concert featuring local musicians, he shares why he continues to work on behalf of families served at Crisis Assistance Ministry.
Elevation Church, a long-term partner, volunteers to bring breakfast or lunch to waiting families a few times a month. During those visits, they saw our Charlotte neighbors huddled next to outlets on the floor, waiting for their phones to charge. They saw children anxiously tugging on their parents’ arms asking to leave, restlessly tossing about in their seats, running around searching for any distraction. They saw this and decided to do something about it.
It’s been a while since Edna had the luxury of lingering over a cup of coffee. Over the past four years, she has crashed with friends, lived in her car, and most recently, lived at the Salvation Army Women & Children’s Shelter. That all changed thanks to your support and Edna’s hard work overcoming chronic homelessness.
Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Homeless Prevention Project volunteers call it a labor of love. Since the project began in 2014, volunteers have faithfully taught more than 3,000 residents during one-hour classes at Crisis Assistance Ministry.
Vanguard’s commitment to community brings teams of volunteers to Crisis Assistance Ministry consistently to help out with a variety of tasks. The group’s coordinator, Cynthia Jordan, has a personal connection to the agency’s mission.
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.