Last year brought unprecedented challenges to Western North Carolinians and to the nonprofits that serve them. Thanks to your help, Eblen Charities found ways to persevere!
Once the seriousness of COVID-19 was known, Eblen was forced to shift its emergency assistance delivery model from helping folks inside our office at Westgate Shopping Center to serving people in need by phone and email to keep the virus from spreading. Despite those changes, Eblen’s hallmark qualities of service with respect and compassion shined through.
As the effects of the pandemic worsened, more families found themselves in crisis, facing evictions or loss of heat and electricity.
Eblen’s caseworkers and front-desk volunteers stepped up to help people as quickly as possible with emergency financial needs like rent, heat and utilities -– basic needs most of us take for granted. We also helped the community with medication, transportation, food, clothing and more, thanks to generous donors like you.
While the pandemic severely impacted Eblen’s annual fundraisers, generous individuals, businesses and foundations came through!
As we reflect on Eblen’s service in 2020 and look ahead, we’ve begun this new year with hope and gratitude for your continued support!
With appreciation and best wishes,