Those are the words of an inspiring neighbor named Deborah who we have come to know over the past few years.
Right now, our community continues to face many challenges: affordable housing, access to transportation, food insecurity, steep inflation…the list goes on.
Thanks to the generosity of these Charlotte leaders your gift today will have DOUBLE the impact.
They will match every gift, dollar-for-dollar, between now and May 31, 2023 (up to $500,000).
By answering their Challenge, you can help more neighbors like Deborah achieve housing stability and economic empowerment.
Many of our neighbors—nearly 100 families a day here at Crisis Assistance Ministry—find themselves in need of help to meet their basic needs.
When they can’t hang on any longer, they turn to the community through Crisis Assistance Ministry. Together, we step in to stop a pending eviction, to keep the lights on and their water flowing, and to provide critical coaching to restore financial stability.
Our team of caring caseworkers provides the expertise, and this community provides the funds to make that happen.
In fiscal year 2022, your support made it possible for Crisis Assistance Ministry to assist more than 40,000 individuals within more than 17,000 Mecklenburg County households.
Together, we continued to prevent homelessness, preserve dignity, and foster stability for low-income neighbors facing a financial crisis. Read about it in our Community Impact Report
Ed Holland is a grandfather, a volunteer, and an all around good guy. He’s seen plenty of struggle as he connects with people in the community, but he also sees hope.
After watching dementia slowly take her mother, battling her own depression, and ultimately retiring due to health difficulties, things got hard for Deborah. Loss of income and grief overtook her, and before long she was, in her own words, “sitting alone in the dark, with no lights, no food, and too much pride to ask anyone for help.”
That’s when the master’s prepared social worker found herself somewhere she never imagined: sitting across the desk from another social worker, seeking help to dig herself out. There, she remembers being met with kindness, concern, and hope.