Crisis Assistance Ministry and The Bin announced today that they received a donation of 192 mattresses which were removed from a 116 room hotel as part of a recently completed renovation. Management at the hotel contacted Rubbish Works, a local hauling and recycling company, to handle the disposal. Being a community partner of the two charities, Rubbish Works suggested and coordinated the donation of the mattresses to the two charities, whose mission is to provide assistance to people in financial crisis. “As Charlotte prepares for the DNC next summer we are hoping local businesses use it as an opportunity to donate items that help families maintain their dignity while allowing people to spend their money on other basic essentials,” said Betsy McDonald, Manager of the Furniture Bank for Crisis Assistance Ministry. “We are also grateful to community partners like Rubbish Works who bring these opportunities to our attention.” Mecklenburg County has seen a 36% jump in the number of homeless families in the past year. Charities like Crisis Assistance in Charlotte and The Bin in Huntersville operate “stores” that stock donations of furniture and mattresses. All items in the stores are free, but in order to shop at the store a client needs a referral from a social worker or a congregation. This helps by allowing the families to use their money on bills, rather than furniture. About Crisis Assistance Ministry Crisis Assistance Ministry is a non-profit agency serving Mecklenburg County families in need by resolving immediate crises and providing counseling, services and support that give them the tools they need to move toward financial stability. Connect online at www.crisisassistance.org or www.facebook.com/crisisassistance. About The Bin The Bin, located in Huntersville, is a place of hope for families in need. This 501c3 is 100% volunteer operated organization. It was established to provide home goods and appliances for families in North Mecklenburg and South Iredell Counties that need a helping hand. Visit The Bin online at www.the-bin.org or www.facebook.com/TheBinInc. About Rubbish Works Rubbish Works has solutions for every need – Labor, Hauling, Light Demolition, Recycling and Dumpsters. We service any size project, residential or commercial, and our crews do all the work wherever your rubbish is. Book a free, no obligation quote at www.rubbishworks.com/charlotte.