CARES Act and Your Donations:
In March of 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in hopes of providing fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses. This new law includes a tax benefit for eligible individuals who elect to use the standard deduction (or who choose not to itemize deductions). The additional deduction from gross income (1) is for tax years beginning in 2020, (2) cannot exceed $300 and (3) must consider a qualified charitable contribution.
Apply for Virus Relief Funding:
If you are a 501 (c)(3) offering services to local children and families impacted by the Coronavirus, and wish to apply for Virus Relief Funding, click HERE.
Make a Donation to the Virus Relief Fund:
United Way of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro have established the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund. Donations will support local children and families impacted by the virus. United Way and the City have formed a Virus Relief Taskforce to determine ongoing needs and fund distribution.
Anyone interested in making a donation to the fund can CLICK HERE or text the word “Virus” to 40403. If you would like to send a check, please note “Virus Relief” in the memo line and send to: 1500 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, NC 27405.
For the latest news regarding funding decisions made my the Virus Relief Taskforce, click HERE.
Anyone in Need of Medical Attention:
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and develop symptoms, you may need to seek medical attention. Call your doctor for advice. If you do not have a primary care doctor, North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services has set up a COVID-19 hotline that is staffed by trained medical professionals. Should you have any questions or concerns about the Coronavirus, please call: 866-462-3821.
Anyone in Need of Assistance:
NC 2-1-1, a statewide United Way-funded hotline that serves as an information and referral service system for people in need, will continue to support callers needing access to health and human services resources such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs. Should you need assistance, please call: 2-1-1. This service is free, confidential, and available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Additional information is also available at www.nc211.org
Greater Greensboro Resource Tracker:
NC 2-1-1 is receiving assistance updates on a daily basis, but to make sure local resources are highlighted as much as possible, you can access a local resource tracker by clicking HERE.
COVID-19 Text Updates:
NC 2-1-1, is sending text updates and tips related to COVID-19. Simply text COVIDNC to 898211 to begin receiving the text messages.
Personal Safety Guidelines and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued several guidelines to limit travel, gatherings and social distancing. The CDC has launched a website, www.CoronaVirus.gov that details these guidelines and provides an updated account of confirmed COVID-19 cases and their locations.
If you’re planning to add programming to support people, please reach out to NC 2-1-1 with that information by filling out a Google form HERE. They’re collecting statewide economic hardship resources so that they can best direct people to the places best suited to support them.
United Way team members are continuing to work and remain committed to supporting your impact needs. We will not be hosting any large-scale volunteer events until further notice.
Volunteer Needs and Requests:
The Volunteer Center of the Triad is collecting nonprofit volunteer needs and requests. For more information, visit their website here.
United Way of Greater Greensboro Office Update:
Staff are being encouraged to work remotely through September 1, 2020 and may be extended. During this time, our offices will remain open and a small number of staff will keep in-office hours. We will assess the situation a weekly basis, if not sooner based on urgency. United Way team members are planning on attending meetings when possible and will be available through email and phone calls. We will be honoring all CDC recommendations when it comes to events and meetings.
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