August 12, 2020
UNITED WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
News & Resources
Thanks to those who have donated to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund!
Thanks SO MUCH to those listed below for supporting your neighbors during this pandemic!

  • Foundation for a Healthy Carolina - $25,000
  • Confidential Business - $10,000
  • Times Oil - $6,000
  • BB&T/Truist Foundation - $2,600
  • Charlie Sigmon - $1,200
  • Richard and Cynthia Haynes - $1,000
  • Walter and Ann Przygocki - $500
  • NC West Optimist - $100
  • United Way of Lincoln County - $50,000
The UWLC Community Impact Committee awarded the following grants to local agencies from COVID-19 Emergency Fund:

  • Partnership for Children of Lincoln County - $5,000: for essentials to keep Lincoln County child care facilities safe and open during the pandemic.
  • Lincoln County YMCA - $10,000: to support their school year child care program, and reduce the financial burden placed on families due to the pandemic and virtual learning needs.
  • Several individuals have been assisted with various COVID-19 related needs through referrals from local agencies.
United Way of Lincoln County welcomes our newest staff member!
Kellie Hardin has joined YOUR United Way of Lincoln County team as the Community Impact/ Communications Coordinator and we are excited to have her! Kellie is experienced in community outreach and health education, and is excited to now be working with United Way to help make a difference in Lincoln County.

To Apply COVID-19 Emergency Funding
The UWLC COVID-19 Emergency fund will be used to meet the immediate needs of local community-based organizations and residents.

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, click here to access the application page.

  • If your organization would like to make an emergency referral for an individual, click here to access the application.
By Wayne Howard - Staff Writer/Lincoln Herald

Each year communities around the world come together to harness the volunteer spirit and improve the conditions in which they live in the United Way Day of Action.

United Way of Lincoln County donates Hand Sanitizer to the school supply closets at the ARC and WLRC!
Back to School in 2020 will look a little different than previous years. Your United Way is working to make that transition a little easier by stocking hand sanitizer in the school supply closets at Asbury Resource Center (ARC) and West Lincoln Resource Center (WLRC) to be used by students and staff.

The ARC and WLRC provides necessary supplies to Lincoln County students in need to make sure they have the things they need to help make them successful.

Click Here to learn more about how the ARC and WLRC serve your community!
NC 211 Top 3 Requests for Assistance
During the COVID-19 Healthcare Crisis the top 3 requests for assistance include Housing, Healthcare, and Food; prior to COVID-19 the top 3 requests for assistance were Housing, Healthcare, and Utilities. The calls to NC 211 have seen a 218% increase since COVID-19 pandemic began in March of this year, compared to the same time frame in 2019.

NC 211 is a service provided by United Way of North Carolina to connect resources and assistance to community members in need. Dial 2-1-1 or visit nc211.org to locate local resources.