United Way is coordinating services with local nonprofits and community leaders to provide support for Pickens County's most vulnerable neighbors during this critical time. In order to meet both immediate and long term needs, United Way of Pickens County has established the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund.
"My wife Elizabeth saw the note about the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund today and we had a family discussion. Elizabeth was reading this to me when our six year old daughter, Claire, disappeared upstairs and soon after returned with a handful of money from her piggy-bank. She sat down and counted it. $27. She said 'I want to donate this to help out.' Needless to say, it was hard for Elizabeth and I to contain our emotion. We’ve made a donation. God bless you and what you do for our community."
We know that Pickens County residents over the next few months will need assistance meeting their most basic needs due to lost wages. We have established the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to meet their food, rent/utility, and healthcare needs. 100% of donations made to the Relief Fund will be distributed to Community Impact partners serving Pickens County.
COVID-19 Community Relief Fund Status
Donations Received To Date: $33,458 from 138 donors
- Meals on Wheels- $4,500 for weekend frozen meals for home-bound seniors
- Salvation Army- $1,000 for necessities such as gas or baby supplies for individuals who have lost significant wages due to the pandemic
Your lifesaving gift of $4,500 was delivered to Meals on Wheels and is providing weekend meals for home-bound seniors.