WHAT THEY DO: ABCCM is a leading nonprofit addressing poverty, hunger, homelessness and access to health care. A family of 310 congregations and 6,068 volunteers provide basic necessities like food, clothing and limited financial assistance at four Crisis Ministry sites; the Jail Ministry, with (virtual) Bible studies and coordination of religious activities at BCDC; and the Medical Ministry, providing essential medical care with pharmacy services at no cost for the uninsured. The ministry work also focuses on helping veterans through housing and education at Veterans Restoration Quarters; and Veterans Services of the Carolinas, with training and job placement, rapid rehousing services and service coordination for veterans across 74 counties in N.C. Steadfast House provides temporary housing and training for new life skills for women and children, including veterans, all leading to a living wage and permanent housing.

Both Andrew and Charlie [my sons] have thoroughly come to love volunteering and look forward to going to ABCCM South every week. We all feel that ABCCM South has become a part of our family.
—Dr. Lisa Ladd, longtime volunteer