Eblen Charities receives Sisters of Mercy grant

Press release from Eblen Charities:

Eblen Charities has received a grant from the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation to enhance service to people in financial crisis in Western North Carolina.

Eblen, one of 23 nonprofits that recently received a grant from Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation, will use the funds for a full-time intake coordinator who will serve as the first point of contact for clients needing help with their rent, heating, electric bill and more.

“We’re grateful to the Sisters of Mercy Foundation of North Carolina for this first-year seed funding for this important position,” said Eblen Charities’ Executive Director Robin Boettcher. “The needs of individuals and families in our region is greater than ever because of the devastating effects of COVID-19.

This year will mark 30 years of service to people in crisis in Buncombe and surrounding counties, impacting about 12,000 people in 2020. Eblen Charities provides emergency financial assistance for people in crisis, such as due to a job loss, an accident or a serious illness. Eblen’s assistance includes the areas of housing, heating, utilities, student clothing, school supplies, food, medical/dental, transportation and more.

Visit www.eblencharities.org for more information.

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