United Way of the Midlands COVID-19 Response Fund Awards Grant to Mission Lexington

September 16, 2020 | Posted By: Visitor Center

United Way of the Midlands COVID-19 Response Fund Awards Grant to Mission Lexington

Lexington, SC - Mission Lexington was awarded $5,000 from United Way of the Midlands COVID-19 Response Fund to support Community Impact Partners in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Newberry, Orangeburg and Calhoun counties.

This grant funding allowed Mission Lexington to assist Lexington County residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with a shelter expense. This may include rent, mortgage, electric, water/sewage, or propane.

“We have seen a consistent increase in community needs since COVID-19 and our neighbors have been so grateful,” said Robin W. Bowers, Executive Director of Mission Lexington.

These grants support increased direct client service as a response to the challenges of COVID-19.

“COVID-19 has placed a tremendous financial burden on families and individuals around the state,” said Sara Fawcett, United Way of the Midlands President and CEO. “These funds will help meet the rising needs facing our neighbors who are being impacted by the pandemic. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the COVID-19 Response Fund to make these grants possible.”

United Way of the Midlands will continue to send 100% of donations from the United Way of the Midlands COVID-19 Response Fund to Community Impact Partners who assist people in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Newberry, Orangeburg and Calhoun counties who have been affected by this outbreak.

If you are in need of assistance, please call 2-1-1 or visit www.sc211.org, United Way’s statewide information and referral service.

(The Lexington Ledger)