United Way of the Piedmont is proud to be the recipient of the InnoVision COVID-19 Community Service Award for its COVID-19 response. InnoVision is a statewide awards organization recognizing innovation across sectors in South Carolina.
The InnoVision COVID-19 Community Service Award recognizes innovative responses to challenges heightened during the pandemic. United Way launched its United for All COVID-19 Relief Fund shortly after the onset of the pandemic. By launching the United for All Fund and reimagining its available resources to strengthen support for the fund, United Way rolled out a quick response to increased community needs.
The United for All Fund has helped families maintain stability through challenges such as employment loss, decreased work hours, and more. To date, United Way has distributed over $450,000 in financial assistance to 544 families across Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties.
“We are honored to receive this award,” said President and CEO of United Way of the Piedmont, Paige Stephenson. “Our team has worked hard to respond quickly and efficiently to COVID-19 and meet community needs. While we focus on long-term solutions for the community through our work every day, we are proud to step up as a leader when crises arise.”
For more information about InnoVision and the awards, visit www.innovisionawards.org.
About United Way of the Piedmont
United Way of the Piedmont is a local nonprofit that fights for the education, financial stability, and health of every member of our community. Our mission is to connect, engage, and inspire people to transform our community. We are more than fundraisers. We forge unique partnerships, find new solutions to old problems, and mobilize the best resources by inspiring others to join the fight. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to not just survive, but to thrive.