United Way of Chatham County Joins #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

United Way of Chatham County is supporting residents impacted by the Coronavirus by establishing the Chatham County COVID-19 Response Fund. To date, the fund has supported $27,000 in grants that provide emergency food, rental assistance, prescription assistance, childcare services and mental health services.

United Way of Chatham County is now also joining the #GivingTuesdayNow movement to unite with organizations around the globe to support those impacted by the Coronavirus. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Modeled after Giving Tuesday, which usually takes place in December, the day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

“People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow. Whether it’s checking in on a neighbor, showing gratitude to local essential services workers or donating to United Way, every act of generosity counts. This global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and organizations in safe ways that allow for social connection, even while practicing physical distancing,” said United Way of Chatham County Executive Director Dina Reynolds.

Those interested in joining United Way of Chatham County’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit UnitedWayofChathamCounty.org to make a donation to the Chatham County COVID-19 Response Fund. You can also post to Facebook and Twitter using #GivingTuesdayNow to show how you are spreading generosity through Chatham County.

For more details about the Giving Tuesday movement, visit the Giving Tuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org). For youth interested in joining the movement, visit GivingTuesdayKids.org for inspiration and project ideas.

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