Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

JOIN THE FIGHT.

Join us in supporting our local organizations that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 Crisis.

Burke County United Way has set up the COVID-19 Donation Relief Fund in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Burke County (CFBC), Grace Episcopal Church Foundation, the Huffman-Cornwell Foundation, the Rostan Family Foundation and The Western Piedmont Foundation. Read the Full Press Release here.

You can also text RELIEF4BURKE to 313131 to donate. 

 

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BURKE COUNTY UNITED WAY COVID-19 RESPONSE

The Burke County United Way office currently remains open with some staff in office and some working remotely. We encourage persons wanting to stop by the office to call first to ensure someone is there to receive them. We will continue to field calls and access email and voicemail.

We maintain contact with state emergency management to stay updated on COVID-19, and encourage the use of 2-1-1 to call for assistance and resources related to COVID-19. If citizens would like to receive general developments, they should sign up for 211’s text alerts by texting COVIDNC to 898211.

We urge that all our partner agencies as well as community nonprofits to update their NC211 profile with current information about their services during this time.

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RESOURCES

BURKE COUNTY SCHOOLS MEAL PROGRAM

Burke County Schools have opened seven grab-and-go feeding locations. Children will revieve a lunch for that day and a breakfast for the next. View the details and full list of locations here. You can also follow their Facebook Page for updates.

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Local nonprofits that regularly serve food have made changes to ensure everyone's safety. Please take a look at the The Outreach Center and Burke United Christian Ministries latest updates on their Facebook pages.

SPECTRUM WI-FI PROGRAM

Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees waived for new student households. Confirm terms with provider.

 

This page will be updated with resources as they become available.