With a dozen group volunteer shifts a week, Crisis Assistance Ministry is a great place for colleagues to give back and spend a little time away from the daily demands of their workplace. Workgroups find helping stabilize families through volunteerism is a great option for both team building and staying engaged in their community.
On an extremely hot day in August, nearly 100 Duke Energy employees swarmed Crisis Assistance Ministry with energy, enthusiasm, and genuine concern for their neighbors. Led by Harry Sideris, executive vice president at Duke Energy, colleagues from their Customer Experience, Solutions & Services group inspected and prepared donated items, stocked the store with new and gently used clothing and household goods, and spruced up donation barrels for use in the community.
Walter and his furniture-construction partner, Nick, have lost count. They’ve been deep into Ikea instructions, constructing drawers, adding liner paper, and hauling dressers to sit with the others that volunteers from True Homes have made.
Was it five dressers they constructed? Six? They can’t recall. But 22 newly constructed dressers and 24 tables were added to Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Furniture & Appliance inventory.
Volunteers from Electrolux’s North American headquarters in Charlotte unloaded 750 Frigidaire air conditioners recently at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s warehouse. For thousands of families in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, there is no central air or a suitable window unit to fight the heat in their homes or apartments, and extreme heat can cause adverse health effects. It’s a situation that’s more likely to affect families who are served by the agency.
On a warm morning in May, a (small but mighty) team from Red Ventures arrived with 100 sausage biscuits, juice, water, and willing hearts.
Aramark volunteers recently stepped up to provide laundry and hygiene kits along with fleece blankets for neighbors who shop free of charge at Crisis Assistance Ministry. The project was made possible by a grant, secured by Aramark, from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Council on Accreditation. Thanks to their forward-thinking pursuit of grant funds and these hard-working volunteers, more families will find these essentials when they shop free of charge at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store.
A big thanks to CPI Security employees for putting together an amazing volunteer event to pack hundreds of hygiene kits with full-size toiletry items for neighbors who shop at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store.
Vanguard’s commitment to community brings teams of volunteers to Crisis Assistance Ministry consistently to help out with a variety of tasks. The group’s coordinator, Cynthia Jordan, has a personal connection to the agency’s mission.