Showmars customers donate thousands to help families facing evictions

Showmars customers donate thousands to help families facing evictions

Over the last month, Showmars has asked their customers to donate to 9 Crisis Help.  

WSOC-TV launched 9 Crisis Help along with Crisis Assistance Ministry to assist individuals and families who are struggling because of the residual financial impact of the coronavirus. 

The funds collected will go directly to Crisis Assistance Ministry to help people pay essential bills.

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When Showmars customers used their Showmars phone app, they were given the option to donate to 9 Crisis Help.

“Showmars is here to serve our community,” said Dean Peroulas, CEO of Showmars. “We wanted to find a convenient way for our amazing customers to help our neighbors in need.” 

At the end of the campaign, Showmars customers donated over $5,200 to help local families.

Crisis Assistance Ministry expects an unprecedented emergency for our neighbors who have lost their jobs or had their work hours cut amid the crushing economic downturn, and due to the financial repercussions and disasters the virus has caused.

Crisis Assistance Ministry provides assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency.

The combination of difficulties people have paying rent, mortgages and utility payments, spikes in foreclosures and evictions, asserting tenants’ rights, homelessness and a second wave of the coronavirus this winter will be a brutal burden for tens of thousands of families to bear.

If you have an inspiring story to share, email Kevin Campbell, public affairs manager at WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV/Telemundo Charlotte, at Kevin.Campbell@wsoctv.com.