In this time of crisis, the United Way of Stanly County is still working hard to serve the community. We are participating in regional and state level conversations about what our agency can do to best support our community and access funding, both private, state and federal.
United Way of Stanly County COVID-19 Fund
The United Way of Stanly County has created a COVID-19 Fund for our local area. The fund will retain flexibility to respond to evolving and emerging needs. The initial priority is to address the immediate basic human needs of our residents by deploying resources to trusted organizations that respond to, and are impacted by, the coronavirus outbreak.
Already the fund has raised $2,600 with a corporate donation from Truist. Please click here to visit our giving portal to contribute.
The United Way funds the 211 resource hotline so that it is available for people in our area. For more information on 211 and Governer Cooper's announcement concerning it's importance in the fight against COVID-19, click here.
Statewide, NC 211 has handled a total of 9,963 calls with 5,735 of those calls related to COVID-19 response since activation on March 18, 2020. 59,107 active users on the 898-211 text platform (An active user is someone who has opted in and not yet opted out of the platform, so this number will fluctuate). Top caller needs today center on motel payment assistance, food pantries, rent payment assistance, and questions about isolation/quarantine orders.
Local Non-profit Agencies
Our agency is working with all our 15 local partner non-profits to support their work, assist in transitions, recruit volunteers when needed and promote their fundraisers. To date, Stanly Community Christian Ministry, the Y and the Crisis Assistance Fund have been the most impacted by the pandemic and are doing a terrific job of rising to the challenge. The shelters (Community Inn and Esther House) are implementing safety protocols and modifying their services so that they can safely continue. The Senior Services Center is ensuring that senior meal services continue and helping coordinate volunteers to meet the needs of shut-ins and high risk older adults.
For agency updates, please visit this link.
THANK YOU for your continued support of our efforts to connect our community to much-needed resources, education and financial assistance!