United Way of Henderson County and Community Foundation of Henderson County award second round of COVID-19 grants

Press release from United Way of Henderson County:

Today, officials from United Way of Henderson County and Community Foundation of Henderson County announced the recipients of the second round of relief grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund.

Grants were awarded Thursday morning to 9 organizations, totaling $64,000. This brings the awards from this special fund to $127,000 for 20 organizations since the Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund was first established on March 20. To date, the fund has raised more than $250,000.

The second round of grants were awarded to:

  AdventHealth Hendersonville for the purchase of and material to make Personal Protective Equipment for hospital staff. ($5,000)
  Amazing Grace Ministries of Hendersonville to assist clients with rent and utility help. ($10,000)
  Anchor Baptist Church & Ministries for weekly food boxes. ($5,000)
  The Free Clinics for pharmacy services including e-prescribing. ($10,000)
  MANNA FoodBank for food distribution to Henderson County partner pantries. ($10,000)
  Medical Loan Closet of Hendersonville for emergency medical equipment loans.

  Only Hope, WNC for food, basic needs, and housing expenses for local homeless youth.

  Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center for diapers, wipes, and formula for families in need.

  St. Gerard House for distance learning support for students with autism. ($6,000)

An advisory committee of representatives from local government and community institutions who are working directly with impacted populations will continue to proactively identify emerging community needs, strategies to meet those needs, and potential grant recipients. The Fund Distribution Committee is reviewing applications and determining awards on a rolling basis making it possible to provide resources quickly.

A list of grant recipients from the first round of funding on April 3 can be found on United Way’s (www.liveunitedhc.org) and Community Foundation’s (www.cfhcforever.org) websites.
How to Apply:

An application form for organizations to request funds is available on both United Way’s (www.liveunitedhc.org) and Community Foundation’s (www.cfhcforever.org) websites.

Donations to the Response Fund are still needed as applications and local nonprofits’ needs are increasing as the spread of the virus and its economic impact are continuing.

How to Give:

  Credit Card: visit www.cfhcforever.org/henderson-county-covid-19-response-fund
  Checks: payable to the “Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund” c/o Community Foundation of Henderson County, 401 N. Main St., Ste. 300, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
  Donor Advised Fundholders: request a grant to the Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund from your donor advised fund. Call the Foundation at 828-697-6224 for assistance.
  Corporations and foundations: to make a donation, contact Denise Long (dlong@liveunitedhc.org, 828-692-1636) or McCray Benson (mvbenson@cfhcforever.org, 828-697-6224).

NC211 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Resources

If you need information about COVID-19 or assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing childcare, or other essential services, dial 211 or visit www.nc211.org to reach United Way’s resource and referral line.

About United Way of Henderson County

United Way is advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life in Henderson County. If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, contact United Way of Henderson County at PO Box 487, Hendersonville, NC 28793, 828-692-1636, or visit online at liveunitedhc.org. You can also find UWHC on Facebook and Instagram.

About Community Foundation of Henderson County

Founded in 1982, Community Foundation of Henderson County’s mission is helping people who care make lasting contributions to causes that matter. CFHC accepts gifts from individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create a permanent pool of charitable capital from which grants are awarded. Learn more about Community Foundation of Henderson County at www.cfhcforever.org, and by calling (828) 697-6224.

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