Press Release from Meals on Wheels Marketing & Communications Coordinator Emily Zheng:
Greenville, South Carolina (May 22, 2020) – Meals on Wheels of Greenville was awarded $25,000 from the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response, a fund housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation.
The grant will provide relief for increased costs related to COVID-19, including meal delivery scheduling, additional frozen and weekend meals among other items.
“Meals on Wheels of Greenville continues to serve more than 1,800 clients in our community each week throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our team has made many necessary changes in an effort to protect the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff,” said Catriona Carlisle, Executive Director at Meals on Wheels of Greenville.
“The generous grant provided by the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response helps our organization offset many of the increased costs due to these changes, and we are grateful for their support which allows us to continue serving more than meals to those that need it most.”
“COVID-19 has placed a growing financial burden on communities around the state,” said Mac Bennett,” director of community impact and strategic initiatives at Cyberwoven, LLC.
“The grants will help meet the rising needs spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic in our state.” Bennett is chairing the executive committee for the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response.
The One SC Fund was established in 2015 by former Governor Nikki Haley as a statewide disaster relief fund and has directed donations to relief efforts for the Thousand-Year Flood, Hurricane Matthew, and Hurricane Florence.
Today, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens our state and our country.
The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a collaborative statewide response to food, shelter, health, and nonprofit sustainability needs stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic.
The three core partners in the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response — SC Grantmakers, TogetherSC, and United Way Association of SC — will be joined by dozens of local, regional and statewide organizations in implementing an expedient, efficient, and equitable use of the One SC Fund.
The fund enhances and complements the efforts already underway in several counties and regions across South Carolina and is addressing gaps in the response efforts, including support for communities that lack resources or an organized philanthropic response.
The effort also provides an outlet for statewide, regional, and national funders interested in supporting the COVID-19 response in South Carolina.
About Meals on Wheels of Greenville: Meals on Wheels enhances the quality of life of homebound individuals and seniors by providing nutritious meals, personal interaction and independence. Each day, caring volunteers deliver nearly 1,500 hot, nutritious meals to homebound individuals throughout Greenville County. In 2018, Meals on Wheels celebrated 50 years of delivering hope to the community and 12 million meals delivered. Meals on Wheels is a proud partner of United Way of Greenville County. For more information call 864.233.6565 or visit www.MealsonWheelsGreenville.org.
About the One SC Fund: The One SC Fund, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, was established by former Governor Nikki Haley after the 2015 Thousand-Year Flood. The fund helps South Carolinians who are recovering from state-declared emergencies. The fund has supported efforts during three previous state-declared disasters, including the Thousand-Year Flood, Hurricane Matthew, and Hurricane Florence, distributing over $5.5 million to nonprofits. The fund is activated during times of state-declared disasters. For more information about the One SC Fund, visit www.OneSCFund.org or call 803-254-5601
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