What a year it has been! 2020-2021 was filled with much anxiety, hardship and pain… but, it was also filled with positive impacts with the local community coming together to assist each other, a hope for better days and individuals stepping up to make our community a better place for everyone.
I can not say enough about the great staff at United Way of Iredell County (UWIC). Each one of them have extended themselves beyond their normal duties this past year to make sure UWIC responded to the challenges our community faced. Along with the staff, we have a Board that has “rolled up its sleeves” to support all the great initiatives that have been put into place. Many hours and volunteer time have been given to make sure UWIC has been ready and available to meet the challenges of this year.
Our UWIC focused their efforts this year on looking towards immediate and developing needs throughout the county. Because of what was heard in the community, the Iredell County Covid-19 Response Fund and the Iredell County Covid-19 Education Fund were established, meeting as many immediate needs as possible. Combined these funds were able to provide fast-acting dollars for more than 110,000 needs in our community! More than $1.5 million dollars were given out to 47 local different nonprofits!
In addition, our efforts surrounding the Endowment for the Future and Love United Iredell have continued to gain momentum thanks to the amazing support of this community!
NC 2-1-1 has also handled an astounding number of calls (187,747 calls and emails) and online inquiries (680,000 website sessions) to assist individuals throughout the state.
Today, Covid-19 efforts are continuing and are shifting towards recovery within our community and United Way of Iredell County is meeting the requests as comprehensively as possible.
Let’s not put off for tomorrow what we can do today. Let’s continue to give for the health, education, and financial stability of everyone in our community.
Paul Cook, President
United Way of Iredell County, Inc.
Board of Directors