With support from our community, CCM assisted over 2,300 residents of Forsyth & Stokes Counties with utility and housing bills last fiscal year. Your generosity allows us to continue to Share the Warmth.
Try to imagine yourself working hard daily in a factory to provide for your disabled wife and aging mother. One day you leave work early because you are one of the employees who got laid off during the pandemic. You work handyman jobs to support your family. You managed to set up a payment arrangement with the electrical company, so you can keep the heat on. You are doing well making these payments until your mother becomes seriously ill. You visit her in the hospital, which results in increased travel and medical expenses. To make matters worse, the water pump in your car fails one day as you're trying to balance it all. You pay to get your car repaired because you need it for work and to visit your mother.
Would you be able to keep up with paying all the bills on time? Would you be worried about everything?
That is the scenario in which Eric found himself. Dealing with the emotional stress of it all, unfortunately, Eric was not able to keep up with the agreed-upon payment schedule. Before he knew it, the entire electricity balance was due and he was facing a disconnect. With nowhere else to turn, Eric learned about Crisis Control Ministry and reached out for help.
The “Share the Warmth” campaign allows Crisis Control Ministry to assist our neighbors who are unable to pay their utility or housing bills, making it possible for them to stay comfortable in their homes.