Every day, we receive phone calls from local agencies about families in Cabarrus County that are experiencing an emergency. Sometimes we have items already available at our office to support the family in need. Other times, we have to purchase emergency need items. All of this is possible thanks to the community’s ongoing support of our Emergency Fund.
The items that families need often varies. We received a call from a social worker about a family of five who lost everything in a house fire. The parents had already been living paycheck to paycheck before the fire and one of their children is disabled. The parents were devastated and they needed immediate assistance so their children could have beds to sleep in, clothes to wear, a pack ‘n play for their baby, diapers, wipes, food and other essential items.