COVID-19 Relief Fund tops $4,000 raised

Published 6:50 pm Thursday, March 26, 2020

SALISBURY — The COVID-19 Relief Fund, a partnership between the Rowan County United Way and Salisbury Post, has raised $4,085 to help people with basic needs stemming from the effects of the ongoing outbreak.

Funds raised will be directed by the United Way to nonprofits and agencies that give much-needed support to local individuals and families dealing with the effects of the coronavirus. Those nonprofits will determine methods of distribution. By Tuesday afternoon, just two days after its creation, the fundraising campaign raised $1,485. A total of 11 donors contributed $2,600 since Tuesday.

Anyone interested in making a donation to the relief fund can donate now at, text the word “RELIEF” to 704-286-1011 or mail a contribution to the United Way at 131 West Innes St., Suite 201, Salisbury, N.C. 28144. Those mailing donations should address them to the attention of the COVID-19 Relief Fund. Those making a donation online should include a note in the comment section saying it’s for the COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Donations to the fund since Tuesday include:

• Dawn Isenberg, $25

• Jean McCoy, $200

• Calvert and Cynthia Correll, $1,000

• Dyke and Deborah Messinger, $500

• Charles and Karyn Pennington Jr., $100

• Ann Brownlee, $100

• David Post, $500

• Anonymous, $25

• Kenneth Stutts, $25

• Anonymous, $100

• Wendy Barnhardt, $25.