Thank you for your generous gift!
As the impacts of COVID-19 are felt across the country, we depend on each other in countless ways. For 82 years, United Way of the Coastal Empire has connected those most in need to the resources that can most help them.
In our four-county region, many of our friends and neighbors are living paycheck to paycheck – with 23.7% of total population in Bryan County, 25% in Chatham, 24.6% in Effingham, and almost 36% in Liberty County considered asset limited, income constrained, yet employed. As governments, schools, and businesses respond to public health recommendations to close or limit operation, many people have already or will lose their jobs and will experience extreme financial challenges.
United Way will distribute 100% of the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund for families to retain stable housing and address essential needs as well as provide emergency funding to its partner agencies. Any funds remaining after the pandemic will be allocated to United Way’s general emergency relief fund. The emergency relief fund allows the organization to respond immediately to critical, emerging needs like those surrounding a hurricane or natural disaster.
For interested philanthropic and business partners, please contact Kim Tanner at 912.651.7716.