February 10, 2021

United Way Makes a Difference!

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Read our Stories of Hope!

Kintegra Health
Kintegra Health is a community sponsored, family-centered provider of health care, health education and preventive care services without regard for the ability to pay. Kintegra’s core services include providing primary medical, behavioral health and dental care to children and adults in Lincoln County. Kintegra is committed to providing care for the whole family and the overall health needs of the whole patient. Behavioral health services are offered at all family practice locations. Pediatric medical services are co-located within the family medical practice, as are adult and children’s dental services. Kintegra is a healthcare home of choice for its patients. United Way of Lincoln County helps cover the services Kintegra provides for residents of Lincoln County.

Below is a success story regarding a Kintegra Patient that benefitted from the Medication Assistance Program (MAP).

Mr. Munroe came to Kintegra because he was experiencing a host of medical issues. He was referred to us by the hospital, as he experienced a DVT (deep pain thrombosis). Mr. Munroe was scheduled to review eligibility and be set up on the Kintegra Sliding Fee Scale. Mr. Munroe was not employed, had no insurance, and relied on assistance from friends and family to get by for his daily needs. Through assistance from Kintegra, Mr. Munroe was able to be set up on a sliding scale, an appointment was made to see a nurse practitioner, and through funding provided by United Way of Lincoln County we made sure he was able to get the medication that he needed. The program that helped Mr. Munroe is the Medication Assistance Program (MAP). Originally, Mr. Munroe was denied assistance through MAP due to his ack of income. A Community Resource Advocate working with Kintegra called the drug company and explained Mr. Munroe's situation. The Advocate was able to get him approved that day and received his first 90-day shipment the following week. Mr. Munroe has been very appreciative of the assistance that he has received at Kintegra. This assistance could not be possible without your generous contribution to the United Way of Lincoln County.
2020/2021 UWLC Campaign Ideas!
FUN IDEAS: Wacky Wagers
People donate to see wacky fundraising incentives that volunteers set. For example, people might donate $20 to see their boss dance through the center of town in a tutu, or $50 to get to pie someone in the face. This can be a fun way to bring your community together, and you can set competitions for who raises the most money with their incentive.

Take to social media to spread the word. This idea relies on people getting to hear about the hilarious incentives and be rewarded by seeing them fulfilled.
Thank You to our United Way of Lincoln County Board Members for their hard work and dedication to connecting people, resources and ideas to create a thriving community characterized by stability, educational success, and healthy members of our community.

UWLC Board Members:
  • Fred Jarrett
  • Jordan Frye
  • Anthony Simpson
  • Lindsey Huffman
  • Ritchie Haynes
  • Natalie Ducharme
  • Dr. Heath Belcher
  • Isabelle Wadsworth
  • Neal Alexander
  • Daniel Hipps
  • Rick Thompson
  • Marsha Ivey
  • Cassie Hansley
  • Katie Saine
  • Janet Lopez
  • Charlie Reep
  • H.D. Reid
  • Jamel Farley
  • Dr. Jim Watson
Lindsey Huffman -
Finance Chair
The United Way of Lincoln County is thankful to have all of our board members, and we are especially thankful Lindsey Huffman continues to serve on our Executive Board of Directors.

Lindsey has served in the annual Day of Action events, serves as the Finance Chair, attended the Campaign Galas and stayed late to rally the proceeds from the event, served on the Allocations Committee for 5 years and continues to serve on that committee.
Lindsey has spearheaded previous year's organizational annual campaigns. Lindsey is currently employed with blueharbor bank, but previously she ran the annual campaign for the Union Bank UWLC Campaign. She was responsible for securing a grant for the Annual Meeting and is always willing to help when help is needed. Lindsey is a very active and committed board member, UWLC is blessed to have her! 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 is 211 Day!
211 provides unmatched, critical services -- 211 is a vital service leveraged by millions of people across North America. Every day, clients contact 211 to access
free and confidential crisis and emergency counseling, disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services and childcare and family services.

If you or someone you know needs help, remember to call 211 or visit nc211.org to find the resources you need.
NC 2-1-1 is the health and human services information line provided by United Way of North Carolina. United Way of Lincoln County is one of several community partners who help fund this program
Food Insecurity information for Lincoln County
Food Insecurity is prominent in Lincoln County. Many partners throughout the county have worked to decrease the number of food insecure persons for many years.

Google Dictionary definition -

Food Insecure: the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Since January 1, 2021 the following number of separate individuals were served through Lincoln County's various feeding programs:

  • Number of Meals on Wheels served since 1/1/21: 4,585
  • Number of Students served through backpack feeding programs since 1/1/21: 1,219
  • Number of food pantry boxes given out since 1/1/21: 3,977
  • Number of Soup Kitchen Clients served since 1/1/21: 1,976
  • Number of Lincoln County School students served meals since 1/1/21: 49,444*
*Please note that this number DOES NOT include meals served at school.
If you break the poverty rate down by zip code in Lincoln County, the 2 largest zip codes vary widely. When looking at the most recent data (July 2019), the poverty rate for Lincolnton (zip code: 28092) was 23.6%, while the poverty rate for Denver (zip code: 28037) was 13.3%.