Urban Ministry drive

Greensboro charity seeks contributions for emergency assistance.

By Todd Cohen

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro Urban Ministry has kicked off its annual drive for emergency assistance with a goal of $65,000, up from $59,000 it raised last year from individuals and businesses.

Last year, 40,000 people, up one-third from each of the previous two years, received emergency assistance from the charity, mainly for clothing, food, rent and utilities, particularly heat.

“We saw real jump the last two years when the unemployment rate rose,” says the Rev. Mike Aiken, executive director.

Mail donations to Greensboro Urban Ministry, 305 West Lee St., Greensboro 27406, or call Aquilla Lee at 271-5959, ext. 306, to make a credit-card donation.

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