United Way of the Midlands announces fund to support the Midlands most vulnerable during coronavirus response

Funds will aid people at great risk of homelessness and economic hardships

As the nation responds to the coronavirus pandemic, United Way of the Midlands has announced the creation of the COVID-19 Response Fund to help people in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Newberry, Orangeburg and Calhoun counties meet basic needs including food, shelter, rent/utility assistance due to lost wages related to COVID-19.

United Way of the Midlands will use 100% of donations to the COVID-19 Response Fund to assist people in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Newberry, Orangeburg and Calhoun counties who have been affected by this outbreak. United Way is working with Community Impact Partners to identify the highest priorities for basic needs, and will work through these partners to assist individuals and families.

“People are facing risk of homelessness and hardships due to the health and economic impacts of coronavirus,” said Sara Fawcett, President and CEO of United Way of the Midlands. “Reduction in work schedules and school closures are just a few of the issues impacting families in an uncertain time. We are working with our partners to help those who need it as quickly and effectively as possible.”

To donate, visit uway.org/covid19.

If you are in need of assistance, please call 2-1-1 or visit www.sc211.org, United Way’s statewide information and referral service.

 

About United Way of the Midlands

United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.