Crisis Assistance Ministry employee Barbara Guilmette gives out free meals Thursday to Christina Smith, left, Nevaeh Hairston, 4, second from left, Treasure Hairston, 2, third from left, and the two girls' mother Yolanda Maness, right, in the Ministry's lobby Thursday. Crisis Assistance Ministry celebrated its 40th anniversary on Thursday by serving food to people in need waiting in its lobby for help with utility bills and rent.
Crisis Assistance Ministry employee Barbara Guilmette gives out free meals Thursday to Christina Smith, left, Nevaeh Hairston, 4, second from left, Treasure Hairston, 2, third from left, and the two girls' mother Yolanda Maness, right, in the Ministry's lobby Thursday. Crisis Assistance Ministry celebrated its 40th anniversary on Thursday by serving food to people in need waiting in its lobby for help with utility bills and rent. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
Crisis Assistance Ministry employee Barbara Guilmette gives out free meals Thursday to Christina Smith, left, Nevaeh Hairston, 4, second from left, Treasure Hairston, 2, third from left, and the two girls' mother Yolanda Maness, right, in the Ministry's lobby Thursday. Crisis Assistance Ministry celebrated its 40th anniversary on Thursday by serving food to people in need waiting in its lobby for help with utility bills and rent. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

Crisis Assistance Ministry marks 40 years of public service

April 23, 2015 09:58 PM