Crisis Control Ministry volunteers receive Governor’s Volunteer Award

Debbie Newell, Wanda Motsinger and Jayne Danner with their Governor’s Award for volunteer service.

Crisis Control Ministry volunteers receive Governor’s Volunteer Award
July 27
11:23 2023

By Judie Holcomb-Pack

There are many ways to volunteer and offer much needed help to local nonprofits. Some groups have a list of duties to choose from; but sometimes people design their own volunteer program. And three ladies from Kernersville did just that and for their creativity and years of service that have netted Crisis Control Ministry thousands of dollars to support its mission, they recently received the Forsyth County Governor’s Award in the category of volunteer team.

Debbie Newell and Wanda Motsinger, aka “The Attic Ladies,” started volunteering together in 2016 and Jayne Danner joined them in 2019 to help collect and organize items that were donated to Crisis Control’s Kernersville office which were stored in their building’s attic. Hence the name, “The Attic Ladies.”

Crisis Control Ministry has space in two consignment shops in Kernersville, Unique Treasures and Collectibles and Cooper’s Vintage Village, where donated items are sold. The businesses support Crisis Control by not charging rent for these spaces. Also, other consignment vendors sometimes donate items they don’t sell to the Crisis Control collection. Donations are received all during the year, so the ladies stay busy organizing and pricing the donations as they come in and deciding what to move to their consignment locations for sale. They work together to make their displays creative and inviting for shoppers to browse and buy. Items vary from gently-used clothing and accessories to jewelry, household items, decorations, sporting equipment and collectibles, all reasonably priced to sell. 

“We are tremendously grateful to the Attic Ladies for their years of service and their passion to turn one man’s junk into another man’s treasure,” said Abbey McCall, director of community and volunteer relations. “Not only are they fantastic fundraisers, but they are also phenomenal ambassadors for Crisis Control Ministry.”

Receiving the Governor’s Volunteer Award was an honor for these ladies and Crisis Control Ministry appreciates all they do to support the ministry. They hope their story will inspire others to use their time, talent and creativity to support nonprofits in our community.

Want to know more? Check out their Facebook page at Crisis Control Ministry Thrift Shop to see the weekly inventory. To learn more about Crisis Control Ministry and its volunteer opportunities, visit

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