Friends, a week ago, we imagined we might get to this situation at some point; we just didn’t know how soon. But now, with word that all North Carolina restaurants must close their dining rooms — and already small businesses have been struggling with day-to-day changes in the workplace — many of our client-partners are calling in desperation: they need critical assistance, over and above what the Ada Jenkins Center typically provides.

We have established a Critical Assistance Fund for our neighbors, with an initial goal of $25,000.

Will you please help families in this time of need?