Show/Hide

Melvin Municipal Office Building (City Hall) is temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19 concerns.

Exception: Water bill payments and new service requests can be made at City Hall from 10 am to 3 pm weekdays.

Questions? Call 336-373-CITY (2489).

City News

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

United Way of Greater Greensboro and City Launch Coronavirus Relief Fund

Post Date:03/16/2020 3:09 PM

The United Way of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro are supporting residents impacted by the Coronavirus, by establishing the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund.   

The Greensboro Virus Relief Fund is accepting donations to support local children and families impacted by the virus. United Way and the City will coordinate with local nonprofits to determine ongoing needs and fund distribution. 

“In these unprecedented times, working hand-in-hand with local leaders to share information and coordinate resources is critical in serving children and families impacted by the Coronavirus. United Way and City officials are dedicated to working together to pull our community through this,” said Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO, United Way of Greater Greensboro.  

Anyone interested in donating can text the word “Virus” to 40403, or visit the United Way website to donate online.

“Greensboro has proven time and again to be a caring community. This is an opportunity to fill voids for some of our most vulnerable residents, during these challenging and unprecedented times. Let’s demonstrate our One Greensboro spirit by giving to the relief fund,” said Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan.

Areas of anticipated need include:

  • Food insecurities, such as homebound seniors and families with children
  • Education interruptions, such as children in early Head-Start through postsecondary 
  • Employment reductions, such as reduced hours, layoffs and furlough
  • Housing vulnerabilities, such as rental assistance and shelters for homeless
  • Medical access, such as transportation or those in need of homebound supports
  • Business disruption, such as resources for small business community

North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 hotline, 866-462-3821, will answer questions/concerns about Coronavirus.

NC 2-1-1, a free statewide United Way-funded hotline gives callers access to resources, such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs. This confidential service is available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Dial 2-1-1 or visit this website

The Volunteer Center of the Triad will organize and mobilize local nonprofit volunteer needs and requests. For more information, visit this website.  

Nonprofits with programming in place or new services to support people impacted by the virus, should provide NC 2-1-1 with that information. This way 2-1-1 can direct people to the agencies best suited to assist them.

Return to previous page >>