United Way of Alamance County has been working diligently these past few weeks given the impact COVID-19 is having on our community and partners. #Help4Alamance is a fund that has been established to help Alamance County neighbors during this public health crisis. As a part of the Alamance County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), we, along with many community partners, have been meeting to focus on the changes that Alamance County is facing based on this crisis.
Housing insecurity, childcare and food access have been priorities during this time of uncertainty. Staff have been serving on the housing insecurity task force of the EOC and been able to coordinate meals for those staying in hotels awaiting COVID-19 test results. Currently, shelters in the county are taking precautions to lessen the possibility of the spread of COVID-19 in their residents.
Food pantries have been serving record numbers throughout the county. United Way is assisting in finding access to fresh foods and shelf-stable items for these pantries. ABSS has recently launched feeding sites and bus route deliveries for breakfast and lunch. United Way is also playing a crucial role in obtaining supplies for childcare centers such as hand sanitizer, baby wipes and toilet paper. We aided in coordinating childcare for county government workers that are considered mission critical and must report to work during this time.
If you are interested in donating or volunteering, please click here. Your donation will be used based on the greatest needs. We expect these needs to change in the days and weeks ahead and will be meeting regularly with community partners to assess these needs. If we all work together, we will lessen the severity of the COVID-19 impact on Alamance County.
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If you are in need of NC COVID-19 resources and assistance, dial 211 or (888) 892- 1162. This free line operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. If you would like text message updates, text COVID-19 to 898211 to receive general information and updates.