CHARLOTTE, NC, June 14, 2022 – With temperatures rising to life-threatening levels this week, Crisis Assistance Ministry continues to offer emergency financial assistance for Mecklenburg County residents at risk of utility disconnection or eviction.
Families in need of help should review the agency’s website for detailed instructions on how to seek assistance and what to bring when submitting an application for assistance. Applications are accepted in person Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at their office at 500-A Spratt Street. Consultation and assessment for assistance is performed by phone so families can return to work or family obligations.
“The temperatures this week are dangerously high and it’s important for people to know there is help. We do not want anyone living without utilities or being evicted at any time, but this week makes the urgency even clearer,” said Carol Hardison, CEO of the nonprofit agency.
Many households are still facing impacts from COVID-19 while navigating rising costs of rent, food, and transportation. Budgets have less room for spikes if there’s an unexpected expense or loss of income. Crisis Assistance Ministry wants individuals and families to know that help is available to keep them in their homes with utilities flowing.
“No one should be camping in their own homes without power and water,” says Hardison. “And we certainly don’t want them facing homelessness due to eviction.”
About Crisis Assistance Ministry
Crisis Assistance Ministry helps Mecklenburg County families experiencing poverty with life’s most basic needs: emergency rent and utility assistance, clothing, household goods, furniture, beds, and appliances. Beyond the crisis, the independent nonprofit organization introduces pathways to economic opportunity, empowers families to improve their financial security, and engages the community to create understanding of the complex issues facing neighbors living in poverty. Visit crisisassistance.org to learn more about preventing homelessness and preserving dignity.
Contact: Carol Hardison, Chief Executive Officer, [email protected]