Crisis Assistance Ministry Experiencing Shortage Of Donated Beds
CHARLOTTE, N.C. April 29, 2009 - Crisis Assistance Ministry is experiencing an acute shortage of donated beds, mattresses and box springs at a time of increased demand.
As a result, says Pete Heuberger, manager of the agency's furniture and appliance program, many of our neighbors in need find themselves having to sleep on the floor. "We are getting over 100 calls a week from families looking for beds, but we're only receiving about 10 donated beds a week," he points out. "Some of the requests are from homeless families that have found a place to live, but have no beds to sleep on."
Crisis Assistance Ministry's Furniture & Appliance Store is located at 339-C West Tremont Ave. in the South End section of Charlotte. The store provides furniture and appliances free of charge so families in crisis can spend their money on other basic essentials.
Heuberger says the store also desperately needs dressers, dinette sets, sofas, stoves and refrigerators.
Donated goods can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9 AM to noon and 1-4 PM. The agency also has a truck to pick-up donations from donors in select instances.
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Crisis Assistance Ministry provides emergency financial assistance to prevent evictions and utility disconnections, as well as clothing and household items free of charge to people who are struggling financially.