In February, Crisis Assistance Ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina, teamed up with the One Warm Coat leadership team and together they distributed new coats to individuals and families.

Crisis Assistance Ministry’s mission is to provide assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency.

Tovi Martin, Director of Communications at Crisis Assistance Ministry, explained that they serve a variety of people, most of whom are low wage earners whose budget is already strapped. For those individuals, if one thing goes wrong they may find themselves in danger of not being able to pay an electric bill or their rent. Crisis Assistance Ministry steps in to help them resolve their financial crisis so they can avoid homelessness.

Phillip Miller of Crisis Assistance Ministry described what a new coat means to the individuals they serve, “when we can provide individuals with essentials, like a coat, we’re able to alleviate some of the pressure they’re experiencing when trying to decide if they should buy a coat for their child or the medication they need. These coats make a big difference in many lives.”

One Warm Coat President & CEO Beth Amodio said “The One Warm Coat team had an amazing day at Crisis Assistance Ministry. It’s wonderful to see our mission in action and experience the difference a coat makes to someone who needs warmth.”