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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Release

NC 2-1-1 to Provide Assistance for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Governor Roy Cooper has announced that 2-1-1 is the number to call for assistance and resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. NC 2-1-1 is an information and referral service, operated by United Way of North Carolina, where families and individuals can obtain free and confidential information on health and human service resources within their community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Resources are available in most languages.

5 Things You Can Do To Fight the Corona Crisis

When you feel the most helpless, you actually have the power to do the most good.

As we move into social distancing and self-quarantine, it’s natural to feel isolated. Staying away from other people, though necessary, doesn’t fulfill our need to take action, to do something in the face of this crisis.

Fortunately, even in isolation, you can help the most vulnerable among us. Because we are never truly alone in our human community.

Here are five things you can do to fight in the face of COVID-19:

Burke County United Way Announces New Executive Director

The Burke County United Way board of directors is pleased to announce Maureen “Mo” Schwind as the agency’s new executive director. Schwind has been serving as interim executive director since October 2018.

“We are so excited to welcome “Mo” as our new executive director,” said David Rust, Burke County United Way board chair. “She brings with her not only a knowledge of the community, but also a passion for the people of Burke County and a true understanding of the United Way mission.”