CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With 21 million people out of work nationwide and some slowly going back to work over the summer, people are having a tough time paying their bills. That's where charitable help can come into the picture and offer assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"So, since the beginning of the pandemic, we have helped about 1,800 families stay housed and that is about $1 million in aid that we have distributed," said Liana Humphrey with Crisis Assistance Ministry in Mecklenburg County.
If you're wondering how much help you could get and for how long, Humphrey says each person's case is evaluated on its own because circumstances vary from family to family.
"We certainly have had donors who have said, 'I got a stimulus check and I still have my job, so I am gong to give it to someone in greater need,'" Humphrey said.
People who are interested in making a donation can click on this link. Help is available for people who live in Mecklenburg County. People can also donate used gift cards to the Gift Card Bank.
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