Friday, November 11, 2011

Rubbish Works Donates Nearly 200 Mattresses to Charity

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

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 or

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