United Way of Wilson County Newsletter
Everyone Counts
2020 Point-In-Time Count
On January 29th and 30th, 2020 we along with community partners including: Wilson County Department of Social Services, The Wesley Shelter, Wilson Police Department, Hope S tation, The Soup Kitchen, The Westview House, St. John’s Community Development Corp. and Wilson Housing Authority set out to participate in the nationwide Point-In-Time Count.

This count helps to find homeless individuals in our county and offer resources to better their lives. Our community uses the information gathered from this event to design and fund programs to better serve the homeless population of Wilson County in hopes that we can help them find a safe place to call home.
United Way of N.C. Awards
Spirit of N.C. Applications
The United Way of North Carolina shows its appreciation each year to different organizations, businesses, and school systems throughout North Carolina to thank them for their support of their local United Way. We were invited to be a part of the judging process in January and we are excited to see the outcomes at their annual meeting in Pinehurst on February 19th, 2020.
Agency Spotlight
The American Red Cross’
Northeastern North Carolina Chapter

Red Cross volunteers and partners are installing free smoke alarms and helping families learn critical fire safety information across eastern North Carolina.

On January 18th, 2020 the American Red Cross along with 185 volunteers and partners in Johnston, Wayne, and Wilson Counties installed 518 smoke alarms and made 244 homes safer.

You can be a part of the mission! For more information on how you can get involved and help sound the alarm click HERE !
March 27th, 2020 | 6pm-9pm
Whirligig Park - Downtown Wilson
Join us for an evening of fun at our first ever "Brew Good Wilson" fundraising event! We will have adult brews from Brewmasters, and other brews like tea and coffee for the family! We will have a casual dinner provided by Marty's BBQ and live music by a local favorite - 3MB (Three Man Band)!

Funds raised at this event will go directly back to the United Way of Wilson County enabling us to support programs, services and initiatives that deliver results in the areas of education, income, and health.

For more details and to purchase tickets ($25) click the button below!
Upcoming Agency Events
  • Annual Banquet, (Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:30 p.m. @ Something Different restaurant, 3342 Airport Blvd, Wilson). Keynote Speaker: Valerie Woodard with S.A.F.E., a regional agency working to educate about and eradicate human trafficking. Tickets are $10, available at the door; for more information, contact MHA-Wilson at (252) 243-2773 or mhawilsonnc@gmail.com.
  • Save the Date - In It To Win It (February 20th, 2020, Hosted by Pup's with music by North Tower) Tickets can be purchased at the Wesley Shelter or at Pup's. Call 252-291-2344 for more information!
  • 10 Year Celebration! (March 7th, 2020 | 11am - 1pm at The SPOT) Join The SPOT as they celebrate 10 years of service in our community! Games, food, and fun - free to all!
W ilson Crisis Center
  • Senior, Senior Prom (March 7th, 2020 | 4pm - 7pm at Fike High School) Call 252-237-5156 for more information!

*Be sure to check our agency's websites & facebook pages for more information on upcoming events.