17 Mar COVID-19 Relief Fund Update
United Way of the Lowcountry would like to thank the community for supporting our neighbors impacted by the coronavirus crisis through the COVID-19 Relief Fund. Through the generosity of this community, more than $214,000 has been raised so far as of 5.29.20. (For the most accurate total, visit https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/COVID19LC). To date, United Way of the Lowcountry has given out $12,794.38 to families and individuals throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties. We are continuing to receive more and more calls each day on our HELPLINE from families and individuals in need of assistance due to the pandemic. We are currently seeing a 75% increase in calls on the HELPLINE and are actively working to provide them assistance. Many of the families we are working with have never been in this situation and have never reached out for assistance in the past. Thanks to your support, United Way of the Lowcountry will continue to help our neighbors impacted by COVID-19 to get them through this challenging and uncertain time.
HELPLINE – 843.524.4357
COVID-19 Relief Fund – The United Way of the Lowcountry COVID-19 Relief Fund was created to assist the Lowcountry’s most vulnerable neighbors with the resources they need during this critical time. United Way of the Lowcountry will distribute 100% of the funds collected to provide services to residents in Beaufort and Jasper Counties to meet basic needs including shelter, rent/utility assistance, and other necessities due to the loss of income related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any funds remaining after the pandemic will be reallocated to support United Way of the Lowcountry’s HELPLINE, which supports residents in need throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties.