United Way Announces Recipients of Distinguished Awards
Donna & Sandy Hastie are the recipients of the Rob and Ginger Cranford Community Service Award, sponsored by Morrow Insurance, given each year in memory of the Cranfords who were passionate about giving back to their community.
Pauline Carpenter is the recipient of the Edward C. Brisley, Jr. Award, named for a beloved former Executive Director of United Way of Henderson County, and presented for outstanding volunteer service.
Rising Leaders Program Goes Virtual for 2020-2021; Information Session to be Held August 5th
Rising Leaders is an eight-month long program, designed to develop the next generation of community leaders and board members for Henderson County nonprofit organizations.

We are excited to announce that our upcoming 2020/21 Rising Leaders program will be a virtual program with monthly meetings happening on Zoom. It is our hope to hold our March 2021 Graduation in person, but attendance at that event will not be required to successfully complete the program. We are offering an information session on Zoom on August 5, 2020 from 12-1 pm for those who would like to learn more. Register here.

Click here for a 2020/21 Virtual Rising Leaders application.

Visit our Rising Leaders page on our website to learn more, or contact Sarah Kowalak at skowalak@liveunitedhc.org with questions.
Many Agencies in Need of Volunteers This Summer!
Volunteer Hendo continues to be your one-stop shop for finding meaningful volunteer opportunities this summer. Here are a few of our newest listings:

The Mills River Farm Market is in need of volunteers on Saturday mornings to assist with the set up of the market from 7-8 a.m. and keeping a head count during the market hours of 8 a.m.-12 noon, and assisting with the tear down and packing away of the market supplies and signage from noon-1 p.m. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Bi-Lingual Office Volunteers: starting in August, True Ridge will need bilingual receptionist volunteers on Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Safelight Resale Shop volunteers are needed to help with stocking, sorting, organizing, cleaning, steaming, cash register and other areas as needed Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Visit www.volunteerhendo.org to find a volunteer position that meets your skills, interests, and abilities. If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer, or listing your agency's volunteer needs, please contact volunteer coordinator Malisia Wilkins at volunteer@liveunitedhc.org.
 Is Your Organization in Need of Free Hand Sanitizer?
In an effort to give back during these unprecedented times, GE Current is offering free hand sanitizer to organizations in need. We encourage you to act quickly, as there is a limited batch of sanitizer available.
$339,000 in Grants Awarded to Agencies at Frontlines of COVID-19 Crisis
Four months since the creation of the Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund by United Way and Community Foundation of Henderson County, a total of 51 relief grants totaling $339,270.10 has been distributed to 37 agencies. As of July 10, $435,620 has been donated to the fund.

The fund distribution committee continues to evaluate grants and release funds on a rolling basis. Read more about the grant recipients and grant award process here.
Census 2020: Take Action TODAY!
Completing your 2020 Census is easy!

Visit my2020census.gov and complete your form online, or call 844-330-2020.

Your count matters, as funding allocations for community programs are dependent on an accurate count for Henderson County.

Do your part today!