COVID-19 Relief Fund hits $124,000 raised

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 28, 2020

SALISBURY — The Rowan County United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund now sits at $124,372 raised from the public after more than a dozen donations since the most recent update on Sunday.

That total represents several large donations from last week, including $20,000 from an anonymous donor and $10,000 from the Wallace and Graham firm. Money raised by the public will be matched by the United Way with up to $120,000 in internal funds that have been reallocated, which bring the total amount available for helping with local food insecurity, medical expenses and housing needs, to at least $244,372. Money can also be used for disruptions in business for nonprofits.

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 United Way office at 704-633-1802.

The most recent contributions are as follows:

• Anonymous, $100

• In honor of Ella and Jake Barnes. From Mickee & Pawpa, $100

• Becky Wilborn, $100

• Kathy Vestal, $200

• Jay and Libby Fowler, $100

• Judy Robinson, $50

• Carolyn Link $50

• Ann, Debbie and Gwyn, $200

• Chip and Luanne Short, $500

• Enoch and Jennifer Nussman, $100

• Christine, Green, $150

• Hazeline Wiley, $100

• John Henderlite Jr., $200

• Anonymous, $100

• Anonymous, $250