COVID-19: One year later - Keeping watch on our community
It has been one year since South Carolina literally shut down due to COVID-19. During that time, we've seen pain and agony along with a caring community who stepped up to help.
Trident United Way began during World War II as a community commitment to help our neighbors in need and has been keeping watch ever since. Our organization is a leader throughout difficult times: WWII, Korean & Vietnam wars, civil rights movement, Navy base closure, economic downturns, natural disasters and now a global pandemic.
Throughout all of this, you have been there to touch lives and provide hope.
The numbers have personal stories. A single mom's restaurant job ending and finding a partner agency to provide food and enough money to pay for electricity. Another woman losing her husband and finding hope when she thought there was none.
A small sample of success stories - thanks to your support
From funded-partner East Cooper Community Outreach:
Ms. Jones told our staff about the stress of her husband being laid off due to COVID-19 and falling behind on her rental bill. It became too much to handle and she was slipping into unhealthy coping mechanisms. Trident United way was able to help her with food, refer her husband to Palmetto Project for job search assistance and help cover 2 months of rent.
From funded-partner Lowcountry Food Bank
At Mitchell Elementary, 62 children facing hunger on the weekend enrolled in the BackPack Buddies program. A school coordinator took some food bags to children who were still learning remotely. An 8-year-old boy said, "look at all of our food." Getting those bags was like Christmas morning to them. This family was affected by COVID-19. They are so appreciative of the food as it tremendously helps them. A big thank you to all who help fund this program.
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