Right now, many families are struggling to make choices between rent, groceries, and utility bills. Crisis Assistance Ministry can help. Special funding is currently available to prevent a disconnection of electricity or gas utilities for low income Mecklenburg County families.
“With high energy bills arriving right now, we don’t want qualifying families to miss the opportunity for a little help in the midst of a potential financial crisis,” said Liana Humphrey, spokesperson for the nonprofit agency.
How to get help
To apply for emergency financial assistance, individuals must:
- Live in Mecklenburg County
- Have a pending disconnection notice for electricity or gas or are already disconnected
- Appear in person with needed documentation
For detailed instructions on how to seek assistance, families in need of help should visit https://crisisassistance.org/gethelp.
“No one should be camping in their own homes without power and water,” says Humphrey. “Or worse, facing the threat of homelessness due to eviction. Help is available.”
Media contact: Liana Humphrey, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, 704.227.2791.