United Way of Greenville County recently announced it has awarded $68,000 in the first round of grants from the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to local nonprofits providing food and emergency housing.
Project Host, Mill Village Farms, Meals on Wheels, Harvest Hope, United Ministries, Safe Harbor and Miracle Hill were the recipients of these grants. When applying for the relief funds, these organizations detailed how the pandemic has affected their ability to serve Greenville County’s most vulnerable populations, whether it was experiencing bare food pantry shelves or a significant increase in emergency shelter requests for individuals and families.
“We continue to assess how this pandemic is affecting those living in or near poverty, those who do not have access to the most basic resources such as food and safe housing, so that we can direct resources quickly and effectively,” said United Way of Greenville County’s president and CEO Meghan Barp. “Thanks to the incredible generosity and caring already shown by so many, these first COVID-19 Community Relief Fund grants will meet some very immediate and critical needs. We need even more people to step up and contribute to ensure we can continue to provide support for as long as the impacts of this pandemic are being felt in Greenville County.”
The United Way of Greenville County established the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greenville, the F.W. Symmes Foundation, Hollingsworth Funds, the John I. Smith Foundation and the Jolley Foundation to support the local response to the pandemic. The fund will use 100% of the donations received to provide relief to people impacted by the coronavirus and its effect on the community.
To donate, visit www.unitedwaygc.org/response or mail a check to United Way of Greenville County, 105 Edinburgh Court, Greenville, SC 29607.