Our new normal is a world of uncertainty and change. That will take some getting used to. But we need to do more than adapt to a post-pandemic world. We need to build a better one. Thousands of people in our community devastated by the events of 2020 need your support to rebuild their lives.
At the beginning of the year, none of us were prepared for what we would confront, and no one knew how many in our community would need our help. Faced with a once-in-a-generation challenge, United Way of Pitt County stepped up.
People in our community still struggle with unemployment, food insecurity, housing, and health challenges. Many don’t know where their next meal is coming from, or how they will pay the rent or the bills. Even more are teetering on the edge without back-up savings. Kids are struggling with an unconventional school year. Adults are facing mental health challenges like anxiety and depression.
Americans who were already struggling before the pandemic—like low-wage workers, people of color, LGBTQA+ individuals, and those with disabilities—were hit harder than the rest. These are our neighbors. And they cannot wait any longer for relief, for support, for equality, for the opportunity to live a healthy, thriving life.
This year has taught us that we don’t live in an equal society we’ve always cherished. But we can make it so.
We must build a better future for our community, one where every person has an equal opportunity to thrive. Let’s not put off until tomorrow the work that we can start today. Respond to the new year with hope, with possibility, with action. To Make A Gift, click on the heart. Your donation will ensure our most vulnerable in Pitt County receive the help they need during these challenging times.
We helped our neighbors who were most impacted by the global pandemic and economic downturn get the relief and support they needed.
- Raised $24,000 for the COVID-19 Community Impact Fund
- 2,700 meals have been served
- 7,158,884 pounds of food distributed
- Homeless individuals and families were sheltered
- 137,792 211 calls and texts were answered through 2-1-1
- Mental health care services to the community are being offered
- Individuals and families were connected to resources that help with rent and utilities
At United Way of Pitt County, we are working toward a new tomorrow for our community, one that offers:
- Strong educational support for children
- Safe homes and warm meals
- Greater equity
- New career paths
- Fresh starts
- Thriving families