NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – Coming together to help each other out is more important now than ever. Trident United Way administers the AmeriCorps program in the Tri-County and spots are open for the next season starting in August.
AmeriCorps members serve at sites where they work with people across the spectrum of need. As Family Navigators, they seek to address economic hardships and provide financial education by leveraging the unique strengths of Trident United Way and our community partners to make a difference in the lives of people.
Their work was crucial during the height of the pandemic when many agencies were short on staff and volunteers. AmeriCorps member Brenda Williams (pictured) assisted at local food banks, along with Trident United Way’s Resource Connection Center in Moncks Corner. Her work provided lifelines to many people who were looking for a place to turn for support.
Click below for downloadable soundbites from Brenda Williams/AmeriCorps Member – Berkeley Resource Center
“The case management, benefits, taxes and mental health certified, so I’m going to take that with me when I go, thanks to AmeriCorps.”
“You gotta have that love, that compassion, you gotta want to help somebody. When you help somebody you feel so much better, yeah, you really do.”
“I had so many people call me and say thank you so much for listening. You can just lend an ear and that’s helping somebody.”
If you or someone you know wants to take a year to serve our community and grow in the process, click this link to learn more.
About Trident United Way - Celebrating more than 76 years of service, Trident United Way is a catalyst for measurable community transformation in education, financial stability and health. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, United Way is America’s favorite charity. Learn more at tuw.org.