When I wake up in the morning, I am not worried about whether I am going to struggle to pay my rent this month. I am not worried about whether my lights are going to get turned off or if I won’t have water in the next couple of days. When I wake up in the morning, my first worry is if I am late for work or class, and that is a privilege I didn’t even know I had until I began working at Crisis Assistance Ministry this summer.
When we last looked in on Deborah, she was emerging from a time of crisis with a renewed sense of her purpose. Today, she’s thriving as a Customer Advocate sharing her story. And every time she does, she becomes a little bit stronger.
While Jeff has previously volunteered in a variety of roles, the pandemic meant finding a way to give back while remaining safely distanced. A retired minister, he put his natural ability to relate to people to work making over 400 thank you calls in just two months.
Kurt Brummert began volunteering with his employer, Bank of America. But before long he was leading the team of volunteers in twice-monthly efforts and spending his vacation helping out too.
As Midori joined fellow Elevation Outreach volunteers at Crisis Assistance Ministry last week, she quickly earned the title of “Chief Encourager.” As she began to greet people in cars arriving for curbside assistance, she saw herself in every harried face.
Shirley Henry Outstanding Volunteer award recipient Kelvin Glee is known for his positive attitude as he serves every Saturday at the Crisis Assistance Ministry Furniture & Appliance Store.
Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 3 at 2 a.m., so we’ve come up with a few suggestions of what to do with your extra hour.
Edith and her husband came to Crisis Assistance Ministry over 20 years ago when they were facing homelessness. Recently, she returned to the agency to give back financially and volunteer in the Free Store.