The Crisis Ministry Issues the 50-Family Challenge

The Crisis Ministry Issues the 50-Family Challenge –
A community-wide campaign to keep 50 families housed with help from Accenture

(TRENTON) – Accenture has donated $15,000 to the Crisis Ministry of Mercer County – along with a challenge for the community to match an additional $15,000 to help the organization support the housing of fifty families. Donations totaling $30,000 will provide direct aid that prevents homelessness for fifty families and individuals or helps to house those who are currently homeless.

“The 50 Family Challenge means that about 150 people, mostly children, will maintain their housing,” said Cynthia Mendez, the organization’s Director of Housing Stability. “We are so grateful to the generous donors supporting this challenge, because stable housing has so many broader implications for mental and physical health. It means safety, security, and peace of mind for everyone from little children to senior citizens. Everyone deserves a place to call home.”

Chante Hendrick, a recent client of the Crisis Ministry, said of the organization’s housing stability and homelessness prevention program, “The Crisis Ministry has taken a huge burden off of me because now I know that my children have a place to live.”

Donations made to the 50-Family Challenge will directly benefit families and individuals who turn to the Crisis Ministry’s Housing Stability services for help with back rent, security deposit, and utilities payments. Anyone who donates to the 50 Family Challenge before August 3 will automatically receive an invitation to an August 4 Garden Party and Celebration. Donations may be made at thecrisisministry.org or made out to The Crisis Ministry (write 50 family challenge in memo line), 123 E. Hanover St., Trenton, NJ 08608.

A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Crisis Ministry of Mercer County recently celebrated 35 years of working with low-income Mercer County households to improve food security, housing stability, and job readiness. In a given year, the organization serves more than 12,500 people of all ages living in more than 5,150 households. It also recently was one of 49 rated organizations nationwide to receive a perfect score from the independent evaluation organization Charity Navigator.

Learn more about the Crisis Ministry’s services at thecrisisministry.org or by calling 609-396-9355.

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