Flood clean up help: For those affected by recent Flooding: visit the Catawba County Damage Assessment Application - this is a way to communicate any damage your property suffered due to the recent flood with the Catawba County government. To access the application visit:http://www.catawbacountync.gov/webapps/ccdap/index.asp


United Way Day of Action

On June 21, Catawba County United Way is rallying hundreds of volunteers throughout the community for a Day of Action.

This year’s event, a Personal Caring Drive, will benefit students in all three public school systems by providing them basic hygiene products.

Items being collected include – toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, hair spray, hair gel, body wash, soap, shave crème and feminine hygiene products.

The public can drop off items June 17 through June 21 at: Catawba County United Way at 2760 Tate Blvd in Hickory, the Hickory Furniture Mart (South Entrance Reception) at 2220 Highway 70 SE, City of Hickory Julian G. Whitener Building at 76 N. Center Street, Design Foundry at 1105 22nd Street SE in Hickory and City of Newton City Hall at 401 N. Main Ave. 

Call 828-327-6851 for more information.

United Way hosts Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations.

To help meet this need, the Catawba County United Way is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, June 26 at the CCUW office – 2760 Tate Blvd in Hickory.

“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services said. 

Call 828-327-6851 or go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code UnitedWay to schedule an appointment.


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  Our work is focused on building better lives and a thriving community by increasing educational opportunities, fostering financial stability and independence and improving healthcare access and understanding for all. Your support makes this work possible.”  - 2018 Campaign Chair- Keith Mackie, Ed.D. - Executive Vice President Catawba Valley Community  College.


Fair Share Donor Car Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Susan Estes, a teacher at Conover School. She is the 2018 Catawba County United  Way Fair Share Donor Car Giveaway winner. Employees of companies participating in this year's Fair Share Donors program (1 hour pay per month) went into 10 drawings since September for a chance at being a finalist to win either a Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra or a Volkswagen Jetta from Paramount Automotive. Along with giving away a new car, the event helps raise awareness of the impact the United Way has in Catawba County.


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