The fully distributed Iredell County Response Funds are hard at work in our community right now!
Originally established in March 2020 in partnership with United Way of Central Carolinas, United Way of Iredell County and the Iredell County Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of Foundation For The Carolinas, the Iredell County COVID-19 Response Fund was established to help those most in need through support to nonprofit organizations.
The Fund has been administered through a partnership among the three organizations. Grants were awarded by an advisory group of community members. Special emphasis was placed on agencies which include or are serving historically under-served areas of the county.
Agencies which received Iredell County Covid-19 Response Funds are:
Boys and Girls Club of the Piedmont $14,200
Carolina Farm Trust – $20,000
Cornerstone Church – $2,000
Council on Aging of Iredell County – $4,050
Daymark Recovery Services – $3,000
Diakonos/Fifth Street – $18,000
Feed NC – $68,000
G4G Ministries, Inc – $10,940
HealthReach Community Clinic – $68,000
I-CARE – $15,000
Iredell Adult Day Services/Elder Center – $2,000
Iredell Christian Ministries – $53,000
Iredell-Statesville Schools – $28,250
Kintegra/Statesville Family Medicine – $43,750
Matthew 25 Ministries – $25,000
Mooresville Chistian Ministries – $52,000
Pharos Parenting/SCAN – $10,000
PowerCross – $8,000
Purple Heart Homes – $9,000
Salvation Army of Iredell County – $47,500
Statesville Chamber of Commerce – $7,000
South Yadkin Baptist Association – $8,000
Watchmen of the Streets – $18,000
Yokefellow Ministries – $20,000
If you are interested in getting involved in the next phase of Covid-19 relief efforts contact Brett Eckerman at [email protected] to learn more about our Covid-19 Education Fund and/or continuing efforts to meet the basic needs of our citizens during this time of crisis.
To make a gift in support of the Mooresville-Lake Norman community, please contact Shane Ruffin, regional development director for United way of Central Carolinas, at [email protected].
Anyone in Need of Assistance:
NC 2-1-1, a statewide United Way-funded hotline that serves as an information and referral service system for people in need, will continue to support callers needing access to health and human services resources such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs throughout this epidemic. Should you need assistance, please call: 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162, TTY # 800-735-0533. This service is free, confidential, and available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Additional information is also available at www.nc211.org
Personal Safety Guidelines and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued several guidelines to limit travel, gatherings and social distancing. The CDC has launched a website, www.CoronaVirus.gov that details these guidelines and provides an updated account of confirmed COVID-19 cases and their locations.
Anyone in Need of Medical Attention:
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and develop symptoms, you may need to seek medical attention. North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services has set up a COVID-19 hotline that is staffed by trained medical professionals. Should you have any questions or concerns about the Coronavirus, please call: 866-462-3821.
We recognize that the Coronavirus could potentially impact the people we serve. If you’re planning to add programming to support people, please reach out to NC 2-1-1 with that information by filling out a Google form HERE. They’re collecting statewide economic hardship resources so that they can best direct people to the places best suited to support them. Grant applications for non-profit organizations will be linked soon. For more information, please reach out to Liz Burns and [email protected].
United Way of Iredell County Office Update:
Staff are being encouraged to work remotely starting the week of March 16, 2020. During this time, our offices will remain open and a small number of staff will keep in-office hours. We will assess the situation a weekly basis. United Way team members are planning on attending meetings when possible and will be available through email and phone calls. We will be honoring all CDC recommendations when it comes to events and meetings.