During this season of light, thousands of our neighbors are struggling to keep their power flowing, keep a roof over their heads, and provide the basics for their families.

By working together, we can preserve the hope, warmth, & light of home for so many with urgent needs in our community.

Your gift will help hardworking families get through a financial crisis and move toward economic mobility.

 

Your Generosity Will Help Stabilize Neighbors Like Alex

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Alex was barely getting by working three different jobs when she was laid
off from her primary job. She picked up extra hours from her secondary
jobs, took on extra gigs, and asked friends and family for help while she
kept looking for more stable employment. She cobbled together as much
as she could from friends, family, and even other organizations, but it still wasn’t enough. Finally, she turned to you and me, through Crisis Assistance Ministry, to help fill in the gap.

With the support of neighbors like you, a caseworker was able to issue an
emergency rent payment, directly to Alex's landlord, to cover the remaining
balance and avert eviction just as fall temps set in here in the Queen City.
With the pressure of eviction relieved, she can now chart a path back to
stability over the coming months.

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.

Stacey’s Journey of Strength

December 6, 2023

You can usually find Stacey in the warehouse working with volunteers to keep the Free Store stocked for families who shop free of charge each day. But what is her personal connection to our mission? What keeps her motivated as a part of the Crisis Assistance Ministry team?

How You Can Make a Difference This Giving Tuesday

November 26, 2023

At Crisis Assistance Ministry, we embrace this day with open arms and invite you to join us as we celebrate 10 years of #GivingTuesdayCLT, a local, community-wide celebration led by Share Charlotte that involves hundreds of local nonprofits and thousands of caring Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents like you.

Thanksgiving and the Spirit of Community

November 22, 2023

Beyond the sumptuous feasts and festive parades, Thanksgiving embodies the power of community and the spirit of giving. Here at Crisis Assistance Ministry, we see that power every day as you reach into our lobby and offer help, hope, and understanding to neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet.

The Real Meaning of Hope, Warmth, & Light

November 17, 2023

Hope. Warmth. Light. What do these words really mean? What happens when they are taken away? Joe’Asia knows that fear, but she’s now able to share warmth with her family thanks to the help of neighbors like you.

One Easy Thing You Can Do To Help Families In Need This Holiday Season

November 1, 2023

It’s hard enough to make ends meet at any time of the year. But during the holiday season? Not only is it harder, but it’s also disheartening.

When you have mouths to feed, bills to pay, and little ones to clothe and keep warm, trying to manage it all during the busiest time of year seems impossible.

Thank You For Believing in Me

October 28, 2022

As the holiday season approaches, I want to thank you for believing in me.
Though you probably never met me, my family and I have you to thank for the hope, warmth, and light we will share over the coming months.