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 stabilize hardworking families and help them move toward economic mobility.
Alex was barely getting by working three different jobs when they were laid
off from their primary job. They picked up extra hours from their secondary
jobs, took on extra gigs, and asked friends and family for help while they
kept looking for more stable employment. They cobbled together as much
as she could from friends, family, and even other organizations, but it still wasn’t enough. Finally, they 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, Alex can now chart a path back to
stability over the coming months.
Meet George, a dad and Army veteran accustomed to offering assistance, not needing it. Life, however, threw unexpected challenges his way.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.