United Way and Community Foundation Announce Additional $53,500 in Grants Awarded from Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund

Hendersonville, N.C., May 7, 2020 – Today, officials from United Way of Henderson County and Community Foundation of Henderson County announced the recipients of a fourth round of grants from the Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund, a partnership fund that supports community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in Henderson County.

Grants were awarded Thursday morning to seven organizations, totaling $53,500. This brings total distributions from the fund to $228,540 for 31 organizations since the fund was first established on March 20. To date, the fund has raised nearly $330,000.

“The effects of COVID-19 have magnified needs of individuals in our community who depend on important nonprofits – which have also been negatively affected by the pandemic,” said Bo Caldwell, superintendent of Henderson County Public Schools, and a member of the Fund’s advisory committee. “Through contributions made to the Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund, we can directly support the continuity of care these nonprofits provide for individuals facing increased hardships. It is so rewarding to live in such a caring and giving community that steps up and reaches out to provide to those in need,” he added.

The fourth round of grants were awarded to:

  • Blue Ridge Literacy Council for family literacy remote support. ($5,100)
  • Children & Family Resource Center for diapers, wipes, and formula for families in Henderson County and cleaning supplies for childcare centers. ($10,000)
  • Crossnore School & Children’s Home for counseling services for children and adolescents affected by COVID-19. ($5,900)
  • Hendersonville Spanish SDA Church for food, prescription, rent and utility assistance. ($7,500)
  • Pisgah Legal Services for legal services related to unemployment. ($10,000)
  • The Salvation Army of Hendersonville for food pantry, and financial assistance for power, rent and utilities. ($5,000)
  • True Ridge for food delivery, domestic violence support, rent and utility assistance for Latinx community. ($10,000)

An advisory committee of representatives from local government and community institutions who are working directly with impacted populations is continuing to meet to allocate funds based on growing community needs. Additional grants will be awarded as applications continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.