Due to the rise in transmission of COVID-19 and the prominence of the highly contagious Omicron variant in Mecklenburg County, Crisis Assistance Ministry is temporarily adjusting operations as follows:
• temporarily suspending all in-person volunteer opportunities beginning January 8, 2022
• temporarily suspending receipt of donations at our Donation Drive-Thru and Furniture & Appliance Store beginning January 12, 2022
Basic Needs services including Financial Assistance, Free Store, and the Furniture & Appliance Store continue. However, individuals and families who have active COVID infection should refrain from seeking assistance in person.
The highly contagious Omicron variant is now the dominant strain in Mecklenburg County. This news underscores what we already know— everyone must remain flexible in the face of this continuing pandemic and the changing community environment.
To continue meeting the urgent needs of struggling families, we must prioritize direct services while maintaining the safest environment possible for customers, staff, donors, and volunteers.
With the guidance of local, state, and federal health experts, we will continue to monitor and make adjustments based on changing community conditions. Updates will be published here and on social media channels.