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“You’re not alone, and there are people right here who are willing to help you.”

Those are the words of an inspiring neighbor named George who has overcome so much and now shares his story to inspire others.

Right now, our community continues to face many challenges: affordable housing, access to transportation, food insecurity, steep inflation…the list goes on.

Will You Rise to the Challenge?

Thanks to the generosity of these Charlotte leaders your gift today will have DOUBLE the impact.

The Trexler Foundation
Ginger Kelly
Carol & Pete Budko

They will match every gift, dollar-for-dollar, between now and April 30, 2024 (up to $300,000).

By answering their Challenge, you can help more neighbors like Deborah achieve housing stability and economic empowerment.

Many of our neighbors—nearly 120 families a day here at Crisis Assistance Ministry—find themselves in need of help to stabilize their families and 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 empower families to rebuild financial stability.

Our team of caring caseworkers provides the expertise, and this community provides the funds to make that happen.

The Magic of Matching Gifts

March 21, 2024

Ever wonder why it feels like hitting the jackpot when an organization you support has a matching gift campaign? It’s all about the joy of seeing your impact amplified. When you know your donation will be matched, it’s not just about the money—it’s about being part of something bigger, a collective effort that says, “We’re in this together!”

George’s Story: You Are Not Alone

March 14, 2024

George might have returned from deployment to a home with no heat, no lights—maybe even no home at all. As a young dad facing a financial crisis and tough decisions, he found help and hope at Crisis Assistance Ministry through the support of our community.

Ed is Hopeful for the Future

April 20, 2023

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.

Overcoming Challenges, Reclaiming Purpose

March 31, 2023

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.