COVID-19 Special Edition: two months that changed the world
This newsletter originally was to be a celebration of Trident United Way's 75th anniversary. This section was supposed to feature pictures from a celebration to honor our longtime donors, volunteers, board members, our collective achievements and renew our commitment for the next 75 years and beyond.
Then, COVID-19 came and changed all of our lives. While we are thankful for 75 amazing years, now is the time we must all roll up our sleeves and refocus our efforts on doing what Trident United Way does best: UNITING our community to improve lives.
How you're making a difference
Since starting the Tri-County COVID-19 Response Fund, individuals, companies and foundations have all stepped up to help, raising nearly $400,000.
In the past month, Trident United Way has funded 20 partner agencies in four phases totaling $246,000. These funds are helping more than 4,300 families with food, housing, utility assistance and basic needs.
The tough reality is the needs are still out there. Partner agencies requests exceed $500,000.
Please do what you can and help support this very worthy cause. For 75 years, Trident United Way and the people of the Tri-County have stepped up to any challenge. This may be one of our biggest yet, but UNITED, we are ready to serve!
See your support in action
In early April, we partnered with The Lowcountry Food Bank to hold a "fresh for all" food giveaway event in Summerville.
The event had been in the works prior to the COVID-19 crisis. Participants received a box of fresh veggies and fruit to promote healthy eating habits.
How great is the need? People lined up two hours before the start of the event. Click below to see a video from the event.
Click here to read the rest of the May 2020 Newsletter