Through two rounds, $183,000 has been awarded to local nonprofits

 

United Way of Central Carolinas and the Union County Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of Foundation For The Carolinas, awarded $75,000 in grants to seven local nonprofits aiding those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Through two rounds of grantmaking, $183,000 has been awarded to local organizations.

 

The grants will support nonprofits providing medical assistance, food, shelter, financial assistance and healthcare to those most vulnerable.

 

“These nonprofits provide compassionate, critical services to our community year-round, but during times of crises, their work is needed more than ever,” said Ivy Allen, regional development director (Union and Anson Counties), United Way of Central Carolinas. “These funds will help strengthen the work they are doing, which in turn strengthens the community.”

 

“Because of the generosity of others, many in our community will have food, healthcare, housing and other basic needs during this pandemic,” added Ron Hinson, chair of the Union County Community Foundation board of advisers. “We must continue to support those most vulnerable during this crisis.”

 

Grant recipients in this second round include:

 

• $10,000 to Common Heart for operational support and to expand service to food-insecure individuals.
• $5,000 to Community Health Services of Union County for staffing support, personal protective equipment and testing supplies to ensure safety for patients and staff.
• $17,000 to Community Shelter of Union County for housing and utility assistance for those in need.
• $6,000 to HealthQuest of Union County for medications and diabetic supplies for those in need.
• $5,000 to The Arc of Union/Cabarrus for at-home therapy for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
• $10,000 to Turning Point for trauma-focused counseling for residential and non-residential clients recovering from previous domestic violence.
• $22,000 to Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry for housing and utility assistance for those in need.

 

Grants were awarded by an advisory group of local leaders representing the two organizations:
Ron Hinson, UCCF board of advisors chair; Lisa Hildreth, UCCF immediate past chair; Denise
White, UWCC regional board member; and Tonya Edwards, UWCC Union County advisory
board member and community impact chair.

 

For more information on United Way of Central Carolinas, visit uwcentralcarolinas.org. For
more information on Union County Community Foundation, visit unioncounty-CF.org.