COVID-19 Relief Fund hits $51,922 raised

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 12, 2020

SALISBURY — The COVID-19 Relief Fund has raised $51,922 since its start on March 22.

The fund is raising money to help local people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and economic shutdowns with food insecurity, medical expenses and housing needs as well as funding for disruptions in business for nonprofits. The United Way will distribute grants of up to $10,000 to nonprofits and cover all expenses associated with the administration and distributions of the funds.

Since the last update on Friday, the Relief Fund raised $1,180 from nine donations.

The United Way plans to match public contributions with up to $120,000 of internal funds that it has reallocated to help with the effort.

Anyone interested in making a donation can do so 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.

Nonprofits can obtain more information about applying by visiting or calling the office at 704-633-1802.

The most recent donations are as follows

• Phillip Kirk Jr., $500
• John Doherty, $10
• Cindy Fink, $50
• Gary Odrosky, $50
• Toney and Linda Boone, $100
• Nolan and Carter Earnhardt, $20
• Mike and Jane Hartness, $100
• Charles and Last Langlais, $250
• Bill and Paula Troxler, $100