Innospec matches local donations to COVID-19 Relief Fund

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 7, 2020

SALISBURY — After its local facility and employees made donations to the Rowan County United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, Innospec’s corporate office has provided a matching donations of $1,690.

The donation comes after Innospec’s Rowan County branch, located off of Long Ferry Road, made a donation of $1,250 and after 10 local employees submitted a match funding donation application. It comes through the chemical company’s Innospec Cares program.

“We understand that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, these are very trying times for everyone,” Innospec said in a letter to the United Way. “We hope this donation will go some way to help Rowan County United Way continue the vital and much valued work you are delivering to the community during this challenging time.”

The Innospec donation was one of nine donations totaling $3,200 made since the previous update on Tuesday. The total raised since the fund’s creation is $134,572. The United Way is currently evaluating five applicants for its next round of funding. It gave about $40,000 to four nonprofits in April.

The COVID-19 Relief Fund is intended for 501(c)(3)s that plan to use the money to help locals with food insecurity, medical expenses and housing needs as well as disruptions in business for nonprofits. Nonprofits can obtain more information about applying by visiting or calling the office at 704-633-1802.

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.

The most recent donations are as follows.

• Seth Waller, $100
• Terry Freel, $500
• Barbara Howard, $200
• Ellis Smith, $200
• Mark and Lindsay Wineka, $200
• Anonymous, $250.00
• Diane Labovitz, $50
• John Doherty, $10