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United Way Agencies Serving During COVID-19

February 24, 2021 Thressea H. Boyd, Host Season 2 Episode 7
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United Way Agencies Serving During COVID-19
Show Notes

To say COVID was a disruption in 2020 is an understatement. Nonprofits were at the forefront of relief efforts as they continued to serve the most vulnerable and underserved people in their communities. 

In this episode, we are talking to Michael Smith, executive director of the Greater Valdosta United Way, and Caroline Horne, executive director of the Colquitt County United Way

COVID-19 brought challenges

·       Food distribution, especially school children

·       Helping families that are having difficulty paying rent and utilities

·       Nonprofit agencies stepped up

·       Brought attention to lack of broadband in rural communities 

·       Fundraising efforts were derailed, nonprofits had to find new ways to raise money

·       Volunteer opportunities were hindered

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