COVID-19 Response and Resources

When the global coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020, our community had to make major adjustments in a very short time. Many of our friends and neighbors experienced economic hardship, some for the first time in their lives, as they were laid off or furloughed. Teachers, parents, and students had to quickly adjust to virtual school. And sadly, too many people have died from COVID-19.

Through it all, United Way of Lee County has continued to serve and support our community. Thanks to generous donors like you who contributed to our Community COVID-19 Response Fund, we made emergency grants to agencies who provide housing and food assistance, so that those needs could be met quickly with minimal or no administrative hurdles. We sourced and distributed cleaning supplies, masks, gloves, etc., when these items were in short supply, so that local organizations could continue serving their clients. 

As our community begins to recover and rebuild, United Way is committed to creating a more equitable community--we want to ensure that all persons in our community have the resources, support, opportunities and networks they need to thrive. To join with us in this work, click here to contribute to our Community COVID-19 Response Fund. All contributions are used locally to help residents of Lee and Harnett Counties recover from the pandemic and begin to rebuild their lives. Thank you for LIVING UNITED!