Crisis Assistance Ministry sees needs of others at record level

CHARLOTTE — COVID-19 case numbers may be decreasing across the state, but Crisis Assistance Ministry officials said the impact is still being felt at record levels.

Several people arrive daily to apply for help with bills, to keep the power on or to avoid being evicted.

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Those services are costing the agency more money.

“Prior to the pandemic, on average, a family would need $400 to resolve financial crisis,” said Liana Humphrey, Crisis Assistance Ministry. “Now, its double that to keep families safely housed now.”

Several people in need said that without the nonprofit’s assistance, they don’t know how they would survive.

“They have helped me a great bit with my life, on my journey. Thankful for them,” one person told Channel 9.