Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Grants Over $2 Million to 92 Local Nonprofits, Seeks to Raise at Least $1 Million in Additional Support

Taskforce Urges Individuals and Corporations to Continue Supporting Relief Efforts

Greensboro, NC (May 15, 2020) – Over the past seven weeks, The Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce has granted $2,136,180 to 92 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families impacted by the Coronavirus.

The Taskforce exceeded the monumental $2 million mark when it granted $187,604 to nine local nonprofits in its latest weekly allocation. Taskforce members are urging individuals and corporations to continue supporting relief efforts and would like to raise at least an additional $1 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic. 

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which was established by United Way of Greater Greensboro, City of Greensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

“Our local community is full of extremely generous and caring people and we are thankful for the support we’ve received over the past seven weeks. There is no doubt that thanks to that generous support, thousands of men, women, children, and families have been provided resources to help them during the pandemic. Our work is not yet complete, and we continue to ask anyone who can make a donation to please support the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund so that we can continue to help our local neighbors,” said Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact & Investment, United Way of Greater Greensboro and Co-Chair of the Virus Relief Taskforce.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager, and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way and comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and leaders representing six priority areas.

One hundred percent of donations are immediately being used to support local nonprofit response efforts.

“LGBTQ people of all ages face discrimination and are often isolated from everyday support networks. This makes LGBTQ people more vulnerable to coronavirus. Virus relief funds are allowing Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center to continue to provide services like job fairs, peer support and referrals so that LGBTQ people survive this pandemic,” said Jennifer Ruppe, Executive Director, Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center, a recent recipient of Virus Relief grant funding.

The Taskforce would like to raise an additional $1 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic. Members of the Taskforce are urging the community to continue to give. To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund click here or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

Additionally, the Taskforce is accepting funding requests from 501 (c)(3) organizations helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. For more on funding requirements and how to apply, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/virus. To quickly respond to community needs, volunteer Taskforce members are reviewing dozens of applications from local nonprofits each week.

The latest round of funding was granted to the following nonprofits addressing the following priority areas:

Business Disruptions

  • Create Me: $4,500
  • Court Watch of North Carolina: $3,750
  • Downtown Greensboro Foundation: $24,000
  • Family Service of the Piedmont: $18,311
  • Family Support Network of Central Carolina: $4,816
  • Greensboro Farmers Market: $21,727

Food Insecurities

  • CODA Connections: $30,000

Housing Vulnerabilities

  • Turning Point One Eighty: $8,500
  • The Salvation Army of Greensboro: $72,000

Weekly Donor Thank You

The Taskforce is grateful for gifts of all sizes and every donor is contacted personally to acknowledge their support. Additionally, the Taskforce would like to acknowledge the following organizations and individuals for their extremely generous support this week.

  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro: $101,000
  • The Coach and Kate Spade Foundations NY Tapestry: $8,000
  • Mr. Michael A. Berkelhammer: $5,000


Family Success Center Member Serves Community at Cone Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

Before Mariah enrolled at United Way’s Family Success Center, her goal of earning her GED seemed insurmountable. Now with her GED and CNA, she’s helping her community as a Nurse Tech at Cone Health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When I was just trying to survive with me and my son, I never would have thought that one day we would be thriving and I would be helping the community during something like this,” said Mariah. “I’m so proud of how far I’ve come thanks to the Family Success Center.”

Mariah tried many times to go back to school, but without a car and child care for her son, classes were next to impossible to attend. After learning about United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Family Success Center, Mariah enrolled in GED classes and received the transportation and child care assistance she needed.

Thanks to the Family Success Center, Mariah graduated with her GED, earned a CNA certification and is employed by Cone Health as a Nurse Tech +3. She is now enrolled in school to obtain her nursing degree. 

“Right now, I’m balancing working 5 or 6 twelve-hour shifts per week plus doing my online schoolwork. I am so grateful for the Family Success Center staff and my coach. It’s a feeling of relief when you have people in your corner,” said Mariah. “I know we’ll all get through this.”

When asked if she could tell Greensboro residents one thing about COVID-19, Mariah said, “Don’t take this lightly. This virus is serious and we all need to take all proper precautions to stay safe. Make sure you wash your hands and stay at home.”

United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Family Success Centers bundle services in one location and remove barriers by offering childcare and transportation. The nationally recognized model serves the entire family and is empowering people to become financially stable. For more information, visit unitedwaygso.org/family-success-center.

Nearly $250,000 Granted to 13 Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Over $1.7 Million Granted to 81 Local Nonprofits, GSO Virus Relief Taskforce Wants to Raise an Additional $2 Million to Support Relief Efforts

Greensboro, NC (May 1, 2020) –In its fifth round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $249,290 to 13 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. Over the past five weeks, the Taskforce has granted a total of $1,728,761 to 81 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families.

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which was established by United Way of Greater Greensboro, City of Greensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

One hundred percent of donations are immediately being used to support local nonprofit response efforts.

“Thanks to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, Mental Health Greensboro has been able to quickly pivot to providing on-line mental health services, free of charge and available to the entire Greensboro community. Now more than ever, people are looking for resources to help them cope with stress, anxiety, depression and uncertainty. We are particularly grateful that we have been able to maintain services and staffing levels during this very trying time. Thank you to everyone who has donated to the fund!,” said Donna Shelton, Executive Director, Mental Health Greensboro, a recent recipient of Virus Relief grant funding.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager, and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way and comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and leaders representing six priority areas.

The Taskforce would like to raise an additional $2 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic. Members of the Taskforce are urging the community to continue to give. To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund click here or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

To quickly respond to community needs, volunteer Taskforce members are reviewing dozens of applications from local nonprofits each week.

“Witnessing the level of thought and engagement that continues to be brought forth to address the needs of our community, our businesses, and our workforce is inspiring. Being able to serve on a taskforce that has provided critically important financial resources to dozens of community agencies and nonprofits has been rewarding and encouraging. Our community, without a doubt, is stronger thanks to the services and resources being funded through this relief fund,” said Chris Rivera, Executive Director, Guilford County Workforce Development Board who serves as a member of the Taskforce.

Additionally, the Taskforce is accepting funding requests from 501 (c)(3) organizations helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. For more on funding requirements and how to apply, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/virus.

The latest round of funding was granted to the following nonprofits addressing the following priority areas:

Business Disruptions

  • Creative Aging Network-NC: $19,415
  • Black Lamb Development Corporation: $18,750
  • Kellin Foundation: $19,950
  • Malachi House II: $8,500

Education

  • NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad: $5,500
  • Say Yes Guilford: $16,250

Food Insecurities

  • The Green Team Helping Hands: $4,500
  • Cone Health: $19,752 

Housing Vulnerabilities

  • NC African Services Coalition: $26,040
  • The Interactive Resource Center (IRC): $68,875

Healthcare Access

  • AuthoraCare Collective: $8,000
  • PACE of Guilford and Rockingham Counties : $25,758
  • Pretty in Pink Foundation: $8,000

Weekly Donor Thank You

The Taskforce is grateful for gifts of all sizes and every donor is contacted personally to acknowledge their support. Additionally, the Taskforce would like to acknowledge the following organizations and individuals for their extremely generous support this week.

  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro: $125,155
  • Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation: $50,000
  • The Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation: $50,000
  • United Way Worldwide: $17,342
  • Syngenta: $15,000
  • Susan and Eric Wiseman: $10,000
  • Anonymous: $5,000
  • Jonathan Hirschfeld: $5,000

City Manager’s Mentoring Initiative Nears Target Goal

Greensboro, NC (April 29, 2020) – An initiative launched by Greensboro City Manager David Parrish in January, is close to achieving its goal. The 100 Males Mentoring program seeks to pair 100 local boys with 100 male mentors in 100 days. To date, 25 more men are needed to answer the call by the designated time.

“I want to thank each male in our community for stepping up and in some cases stepping out of their comfort zone to make a difference in the life of a young man. We are close to reaching the 100 mark. Now, more than ever during these trying times, I encourage more men to join this effort,” said Parrish.

Parrish’s collaborative effort between the City of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Mentoring Matters Initiative launched on January 16. All men are encouraged to sign up to become a mentor at www.unitedwaygso.org/mentoring-matters.

“A mentor-mentee relationship can be the foundation for life-long success. The future is bright for our community and we are grateful for all mentors willing to invest their hearts into the life of a local youth,” said Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro, adding, “Please join the initiative and make it the best summer ever for mentoring.”

The purpose of 100 Males Mentoring is to increase the number of male mentors and improve the lives of young men most impacted by violent crime. To sign up to mentor, visit www.unitedwaygso.org/mentoring-matters.

Even with social distancing guidelines in place, mentors can continue to engage with their mentees. Mentors are encouraged to try one or more of the following relationship-building techniques, provided by the Search Institute:

  • Send a text or email that says your mentee matters to you personally and you are thinking about them during this crisis
  • Tell your mentee you believe in them and you know they will get through this difficult time.
  • Let your mentee know you expect them to keep up with schoolwork or activities, even though times are difficult; hold them accountable.
  • Ask your mentee to set one personal goal for something they want to achieve during the time away from school, and then periodically check in on their progress.
  • Tell your mentee about a crisis or difficult experience you went through when you were young and share how that crisis or experience shaped who you are today.
  • Ask your mentee to use the Web and social media to explore how young people around the country or around the world are experiencing the impact of COVID-19.

Each time mentors engage with their mentee, they make a valuable contribution to helping them adjust and adapt to many changes young people are experiencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Grants Over $134,000 to 11 Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Over $1.4 Million Granted to 69 Local Nonprofits Helping Thousands of People, Taskforce Wants to Raise an Additional $2 Million to support Relief Efforts

Greensboro, NC (April 24, 2020) –In its fourth round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $134,333 to 11 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. Over the past four weeks, the Taskforce has granted a total of $1,479,471 to 69 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families.

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which was established by United Way of Greater Greensboro, City of Greensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager, and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way and comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and leaders representing six priority areas.

To quickly respond to community needs, volunteer Taskforce members are reviewing dozens of applications from local nonprofits each week. According to Taskforce member Deborah Hooper, Chief Operating Officer, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Taskforce has been a labor of love and inspiration.

“Serving on the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund Task Force is both a humbling, and educational, experience for me. I’ve learned so much through reading the grant applications, and studying other data resources provided, about the overwhelming basic needs in our community caused by the COVID-19 crisis and the humanitarian efforts to address them by these nonprofit organizations. Collectively, this is one of the best books I’ve ever read, and then had the privilege to help act on in my career,” said Hooper.

The taskforce would like to raise an additional $2 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic. Members of the Taskforce are urging the community to continue to give. To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, click here or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

One hundred percent of donations are immediately being used to support local nonprofit response efforts.

“We are very grateful. Not only is it helping us keep people employed, it’s also helping us reach out to frail older adults that are now having to stay home, who just desperately need some additional support,” said Chip Cromartie, Executive Director, Well Spring Solutions, a recent recipient of Virus Relief grant funding.

Additionally, the Taskforce is accepting funding requests from 501 (c)(3) organizations helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. For more on funding requirements and how to apply, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/virus.

The latest round of funding was granted to the following nonprofits addressing the following priority areas:

Business Disruptions

  • Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC: $5,525
  • Triad Local First: $7,838  

Education

  • NxtGeneration -The Movement: $12,020

Food Insecurities

  • Cambodian Cultural Center of North Carolina: $12,750
  • Daystar Christian Fellowship: $18,750
  • Free Indeed Outreach Ministry: $9,500
  • Positive Direction for Youth and Families: $9,500
  • Senior Resources of Guilford: $16,150

Housing Vulnerabilities

  • GP Sober House & Recovery : $14,300 

Healthcare Access

  • American Cancer Society: $9,000
  • Autism Society of North Carolina: $19,000

Weekly Donor Thank You

The Taskforce is grateful for gifts of all sizes and every donor is contacted personally to acknowledge their support. Additionally, the Taskforce would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their extremely generous support this week.

  • Phillips Foundation: $500,000
  • Ecolab: $100,000
  • Columbia Forest Products, Inc. $15,000
  • DMJ & Co.: $5,000

United Way Promotes Safe Volunteerism During National Volunteer Week, April 20-24

Greensboro, NC (April 20, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of the Triad and local community organizations, is promoting safe volunteer opportunities during National Volunteer Week, April 20-24, 2020. All are encouraged to get involved in an at-home or safe in-person opportunity.

Visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/Volunteer to sign up for an opportunity during National Volunteer Week and check out the many ongoing volunteer needs listed as part of the COVID-19 response.

Volunteer opportunities throughout National Volunteer Week that you can safely do from home or in-person include:

  • Book drives for local children
  • Card drives for local seniors
  • Packing lunch bags at Greensboro Urban Ministry
  • Sorting bread and produce at Out of the Garden Project
  • Packing bags and sorting donations at BackPack Beginnings

“United Way is so thankful for the children, families and local organizations that sacrifice their time and talents in so many ways. Our community always needs volunteers and National Volunteer Week is a great way to highlight a few local opportunities. We encourage everyone to volunteer this week, and stay connected throughout the year,” said Michael Cottingham, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at United Way of Greater Greensboro.

In addition to listed opportunities, United Way and the Volunteer Center encourage everyone to create their own safe and meaningful volunteer experience, share it on social media and tag United Way of Greater Greensboro.

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. 

Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Grants Over $344,000 to 18 Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Over $1.3 Million Granted to 58 Local Nonprofits Helping Thousands of People, Taskforce Wants to Raise an Additional $2 Million to support Relief Efforts

Greensboro, NC (April 17, 2020) – The Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce is pleased to announce $344,925 has been granted to 18 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. Over the past three weeks, the Taskforce has granted a total of $1,345,138 to 58 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families.

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which was established by United Way of Greater Greensboro, City of Greensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

The taskforce would like to raise an additional $2 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic.

Members of the Taskforce are urging the community to continue to give. To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, click here or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager, and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way and comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and leaders representing six priority areas.

The Taskforce is accepting funding requests from 501 (c)(3) organizations helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. For more on funding requirements and how to apply, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/virus.

The latest round of funding was granted to the following nonprofits addressing the following priority areas:

Business Disruptions

  • B Natural Academy: $13,000
  • Community Housing Solutions: $34,850
  • Elon University School of Law: $25,313
  • Gate City Legal Services: $25,055
  • HORSEPOWER: $5,275

Employment

  • Church World Service : $21,250
  • Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc.: $13,739
  • The Arc of Greensboro: $23,400 

Food Insecurities

  • A Simple Gesture: $18,000
  • Black Child Development Institute: $7,500
  • Montagnard Dega Association: $9,775
  • The Volunteer Center of the Triad: $15,000

Housing Vulnerabilities

  • Ford Inc.: $3,250
  • Greensboro Housing Coalition: $63,750
  • Piedmont Health Services & Sickle Cell Agency: $14,840
  • Tiny House Community Development: $13,000 

Healthcare Access

  • Guilford Community Care Network: $28,000
  • LifeSpan Inc.: $9,928 

Weekly Donor Thank You

The Taskforce is grateful for gifts of all sizes and every donor is contacted personally to acknowledge their support. Additionally, the Taskforce would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their extremely generous support this week.

  • Crescent Rotary: $26,320
  • Greensboro Women to Women Endowment Fund – an initiative of Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro: $75,000
  • The P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation: $5,000


UNITED Yesterday, Today and Always

Thanks to the generous support of donors and volunteers, United Way’s commitment to bringing our community together is strong – yesterday, today and always. United Way’s work of ENDing poverty is critical as we pull together to help people impacted by the Coronavirus.


WHAT UNITED WAY IS DOING:

WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

  • Donate to the Virus Relief Fund by texting the word “Virus” to 40403, or by clicking here to donate online.
  • Volunteer to help others in the community. There are in-person and at-home opportunities available organized by The Volunteer Center of the Triad. Click here to learn more.
  • We could all use a little positivity! If you or someone you know is making a difference or spreading hope in our community, take a photo and e-mail it with a brief description to Lauren.Forbis@unitedwaygso.org so it can be shared on social media.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO YOU:

  • United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline provides callers with information and referrals to local resources such as food, financial assistance and other basic needs. Dial 2-1-1 or visit www.nc211.org.
  • Text COVIDNC to 898211 to sign up for North Carolina’s COVID-19 updates.

Greensboro’s Virus Relief Taskforce Issues Over $457,000 in First Round Funding to Local Nonprofits

Taskforce Urges Community to Support Relief Fund, Asks Nonprofits to Apply for Funding

Greensboro, NC (April 2, 2020) –The United Way of Greater Greensboro and City of Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce is pleased to announce $457,356 was awarded to 16 local nonprofits to help people impacted by the Coronavirus.

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which United Way created at the request of the City.

To-date, the community has donated $725,345 to the fund, which includes a $500,000 gift from United Way’s emergency reserve fund and $108,000 that the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro has raised to support the fund.

To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, click here, or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

“Once again the Greensboro community has proven we have the capacity to care for one another. Collaborating with United Way has been a win-win scenario. As Co-Chair of the Virus Relief Taskforce, it has been encouraging to see how quickly these resources have been identified and distributed to agencies offering essential services in this critical time,” said Assistant City Manager Larry Davis. 

“Thanks to the tremendous support of our community, and the collaboration of caring community leaders, we are excited to release our first round of funding to local nonprofits that are helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. We continue to ask anyone who can make a donation to please support the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund so that we can continue to help our local neighbors who need our support,” said Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact & Investment, United Way of Greater Greensboro and Co-Chair of the Virus Relief Taskforce.

“Our community is known for coming together to help neighbors in need,” said Tara McKenzie Sandercock, SVP of Foundation and Community Relations at the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and a member of the Virus Relief Task Force. “It’s wonderful that the community has been able to offer assistance so quickly.”

First round funding is being issued to:

Food Insecurities

  • Guilford Child Development: $25,500
  • BackPack Beginnings: $20,000
  • Christ United Methodist Church: $9,000
  • One Step Further: $11,000

Education

  • Jalloh’s Upright Services of NC: $11,250
  • Faith Action International: $22,500
  • Nehemiah Community Empowerment Center: $48,750

Housing

  • Greensboro Urban Ministry: $63,750
  • YWCA: $12,000
  • Servant Center: $4,500
  • Salvation Army of Greensboro: $99,000
  • IRC: $67,500

Employment

  • YMCA: $24,000

Business Disruptions

  • Creative Aging: $13,656
  • Arts Greensboro: $10,500
  • Adult Center for Enrichment DBA Well Spring: $14,450

Virus Relief Taskforce

Leaders from United Way of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro formed a Virus Relief Taskforce that is reviewing and approving funding applications on a weekly basis from local nonprofits that are providing services to children, families, seniors, homeless and small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus. 

The Taskforce is being co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way. The taskforce is also comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and community leaders representing six priority areas.

Priority areas represent:

  • Food insecurities, such as homebound seniors and families with children
  • Education interruptions, such as children in early Head-Start through postsecondary 
  • Employment reductions, such as reduced hours, layoffs and furlough
  • Housing vulnerabilities, such as rental assistance and shelters for homeless
  • Medical access, such as transportation or those in need of homebound supports
  • Business disruption, such as resources for the small business community.

Virus Relief Nonprofit Funding Application Process 

Applications and instructions for Virus Relief funding are available at www.UnitedWayGSO.org. The Virus Relief Taskforce is meeting virtually to review applications and making funding approvals on a weekly basis.

The Virus Relief Taskforce has developed a process that ensures ease and accountability while making funds quickly available to stabilize community members impacted by the virus. Organizations that are selected to receive funding will be required to report use of funds. A reporting template and technical assistance will be provided with the award.

What Organizations May Apply 

The applying agency must be a local 501 (c)(3) organization providing services aligned with the priority areas to individuals directly impacted by the Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Relief Fund

United Way of Greater Greensboro and City of Greensboro Launch Coronavirus Relief Fund 

Greensboro, NC (March 16, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro are supporting residents impacted by the Coronavirus, by establishing the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund.

The Greensboro Virus Relief Fund is accepting donations to support local children and families impacted by the virus. United Way and the City will coordinate with local nonprofits to determine ongoing needs and fund distribution. 

“In these unprecedented times, working hand-in-hand with local leaders to share information and coordinate resources is critical in serving children and families impacted by the Coronavirus. United Way and city officials are dedicated to working together to pull our community through this,” said Michelle Gethers-Clark, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Greensboro.  

Anyone interested in making a donation to the fund can text the word “Virus” to 40403, or visit click here to donate online.

“Greensboro has proven time and again to be a caring community. This is an opportunity to fill voids for some of our most vulnerable residents, during these challenging and unprecedented times. Let’s demonstrate our One Greensboro spirit by giving to the relief fund,” said Mayor Nancy Vaughan.

Areas of anticipated need include:
Food insecurities, such as homebound seniors and families with children;
Education interruptions, such as children in early Head-Start through postsecondary;
Employment reductions, such as reduced hours, layoffs and furlough;
Housing vulnerabilities, such as rental assistance and shelters for homeless;
Medical access, such as transportation or those in need of homebound supports;
Business disruption, such as resources for small business community.

North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 hotline (866-462-3821) will answer questions/concerns about Coronavirus.

NC 2-1-1, a free statewide United Way-funded hotline gives callers access to resources, such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs. This confidential service is available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Dial 2-1-1or visit www.nc211.org.

The Volunteer Center of the Triad will organize and mobilize local nonprofit volunteer needs and requests. For more information, visit www.VolunteerCenterTriad.org

Nonprofits with programming in place or new services to support people impacted by the virus, should provide NC 2-1-1 with that information. This way 2-1-1 can direct people to the agencies best suited to assist them.