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THE CHRONICLE, NC (March 26, 2020) - Before the COVID-19 crisis, any time you walked into an art gallery, hospital, community service agency, library, or other organization, you would see older adults working – for free – volunteering their time to support these community organizations. According to the National Community Service, people age 50 and over make up nearly 35% of those who volunteer on a regular basis.
Barbara Campbell is just one of those volunteers. Campbell and her husband Bob volunteered for over 20 years at Crisis Control Ministry. Now she volunteers at The Solus Christus (“in Christ alone”) Thrift Shop … or at least she did until last week. “This week the thrift shop closed temporarily because of the Coronavirus,” said Barbara. “I look forward to my Fridays at the shop. I will miss the comradery of working with other volunteers, but I especially will miss the people who come into the shop, many who are regulars. Not only do customers enjoy finding treasures, many just need someone to listen to their stories. Most of all, I will miss the opportunity to do something to make my community a better place.”
What are local nonprofits doing now that these senior volunteers are staying home to protect their health?
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Kernersville News: Crisis Control Holiday Food Drive
KERNERSVILLE NEWS, N.C. (December 10, 2019) - The Kernersville Friends of the Library and Kernersville Woman's Club held a free concert featuring Hungrytown at the Kernersville Library on December 2 as a kickoff to for the Crisis Control Ministry Holiday Food Drive.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 22, 2019) – Crisis Control Ministry is hosting its 23rd annual Holiday Honor Card fundraiser from November 1st – December 20th, 2019. All of the proceeds from the cards support the work of Crisis Control Ministry, making sure our neighbors in crisis have access to food, warm housing, and medicine.
The Chronicle: Crisis Control Ministry Holiday Honor Card honors recipients and benefits neighbors in need
The story was in The Chronicle on Thursday, October 31, 2019.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (OCTOBER 11, 2019) – Food Day at the Fair, a community food drive benefitting Crisis Control Ministry, was held Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds as part of the Dixie Classic Fair.
13,447 fair attendees donated at least 5 non-perishable food items to Crisis Control Ministry to gain free admission to the Dixie Classic Fair on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. With the help of over 250 Crisis Control Ministry volunteers, Crisis Control Ministry collected 70,500 non-perishable food items.
Kernersville News: Benefiting Crisis Control
Source: Kernersville News, Thursday, September 12, 2019 paper
Kernersville News: Crisis Control Ministry offers a Poverty Simulation at Caleb's Creek Elementary School
Source: Kernersville News, Saturday - Sunday, August 24 & 25, 2019 paper.