How can I help my community during the COVID-19 outbreak?
For more than 75 years, donor gifts to the Catawba County United Way (CCUW) have supported community resources that serve struggling families across our county.
Now, CCUW is creating the Catawba County United Way COVID-19 Response Fund to provide additional funding to those community partners with the greatest need and who's clients are being hit the hardest by the current outbreak.
The CCUW will prioritize funding as it’s available for front line programs providing aid to Catawba County residents affected by emerging health, economic, and social impacts caused by the current crisis.
Together, our efforts can ensure there is always help for those in need, especially during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
“This is our lane,” Catawba County United Way Executive Director Jennie Connor said. “We are the hub of networking and have the ability to identify or create an opportunity to get important resources quickly and efficiently to the most vulnerable.”
How to Help
You can select how you wish to donate to your Catawba County United Way - via PayPal (for credit/debit cards), mail a check for online pledge, or be billed for online pledge.
Complete the PayPal Donation Form to donate via PayPal. Once completed, click on submit and you will be directed to the PayPal website to complete your donation. You can donate via PayPal with or without a PayPal account.
Complete the Online Pledge Form to donate via check or to be billed.
Who CCUW has Helped So Far...
On April 16, award letters were sent out to Eight local non-profit organizations about receiving the first allocations from this fund, affecting the lives of nearly 500 individuals.The CCUW Community Impact Committee voted on a total distribution amount of $33,612.
- Adult Life Programs ($5,000) – to supplement funds used to help feed participants in their program – 90 individuals helped.
- ALFA-AIDS Leadership Foothills Area Alliance ($5,000) – to meet the increased need for emergency financial assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS, including assistance with housing, utilities, food and medical needs – 50 people helped.
- Safe Harbor ($5,000) – to be used by the agency for expenses incurred by COVID-19 to support for women in the agency’s transitional apartments – 16 individuals helped.
- The Salvation Army of Greater Hickory ($5,000) – to purchase additional food and resources for the homeless residents and help to cover the cost of more employee hours to man the shelter 24/7 – 46 individuals helped.
- Catawba Valley Behavioral Health Care ($2,112) – provide lunch meals for individuals with serious mental illness and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities living in the agency’s 5 Group Homes; and provide lunch or dinner meals (or groceries to make meals) 7 days per week for individuals with serious mental illness residing in our Apartments – 46 individuals helped.
- Exodus Homes ($5,000) – funds to be used by the agency for expenses incurred by COVID-19 – 73 individuals helped.
- Family Care Center ($1,500) – to provide transportation, food, paper products, cleaning supplies for the agency’s clients – 15 individuals helped
- The Corner Table Soup Kitchen ($5,000) – to purchase supplies for the soup kitchen, to-go-bags, frozen meals, and for food supplies for the backpack program – 160 individuals helped.
What to Know
- The Catawba County United Way COVID-19 Response fund will be used to meet the immediate needs of local community-based organizations.
- The CCUW will prioritize frontline programs providing aid to Catawba County residents affected by emerging health, economic, and social impacts caused by the current crisis.
- Funds are limited to 501c3 nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, faith-based organizations or other public entities or emergency referrals from any of these organizations.
- If your organization would like to apply for funding visit THIS LINK to access the application page.