Team Kathy has compiled a list of community resources to assist the residents of NC-06. We are continuing to update this list as new opportunities and information become available. To add a resource that is not included here, please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Carolina will begin Phase 3 of reopening on October 2 at 5:00pm. Learn more about the next phase of reopening by clicking here.
To Get or Give Assistance
Many local food pantries are seeking donations and volunteers to help fill the gap for families who are being hit the hardest by loss of work and school during this crisis. Please consider donating items and/or time to help.
Backpack Beginnings: To access food for students and families in Guilford County or to learn more about donating, please visit https://backpackbeginnings.org.
Second Harvest Food Bank: To access food or help families in need of food assistance in Winston Salem, please visit https://www.secondharvestnwnc.org for more information.
Triad Food Pantry: Located in High Point, NC Triad Food Pantry distributes food to families and seniors in need. Learn more about how to donate items by visiting https://www.triadfoodpantry.com.
The Blessed Table Food Pantry: Located in Greensboro, The Blessed Table offers food for families in need. For more information about how to donate items for families in need in Greensboro, please visit http://www.theblessedtable.org
Greensboro Urban Ministry: GUM’s food pantry is open for pick up every Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 5:00pm. For more information on how you can donate to support their efforts please visit https://greensborourbanministry.org
Out of the Garden Project: Located in Greensboro, Out of the Garden Project accepts food donations and volunteers to assist on a variety of meal programs. Visit https://outofthegardenproject.org/ to learn more.
Additionally, local organizations are offering meal pick ups at the following times and locations.
Monday – Friday: Every week, families are able to pick up breakfast and lunch for children ages 0-18 Monday-Friday between 11:00am – 12:00pm at Gillespie Elementary School (1900 Martin Luther King Drive, Greensboro).
Tuesdays: Every week at 12:00pm at Mt. Zion AME in Greensboro (1301 Alamance Church Rd, Greensboro) is giving away bags of food for anyone in need until the food is gone.
Business and Employment Assistance
If you have lost your job, been furloughed, or seen a reduction in work hours due to coronavirus, apply for unemployment by visiting des.nc.gov.
Small Businesses and Non-Profits
Federal funding: Congress has passed legislation to provide additional funding for small business and non-profit support programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Learn more about how each program works by clicking here.
North Carolina has received a disaster declaration from the Small Business Administration that allows small businesses to apply for disaster relief funding. Learn more by visiting https://disasterloan.sba.gov.
State Funding: In early May, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation that creates a $125 million fund to assist small businesses. The funding is being granted on a first come, first served basis. Small businesses can apply for assistance by visiting https://ncrapidrecovery.org/
Greensboro: Non-Profits located in Greensboro can apply for a grant through the United Way of Greater Greensboro by visiting https://www.unitedwaygso.org/virus-relief-funding-applications.
Winston-Salem: United Way of Forsyth County has closed non-profit grant applications but will reevaluate community needs as fundraising continues.
Call North Carolina’s toll free number (1-888-600-1685) to connect with options for available care, especially for front line workers and children who are housing insecure.
If social distancing has you sharing a space with an abuser, please call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522. Please remember, you are not alone.
If you have legal questions but lack access to a lawyer, please visit www.ncfreelegalanswers.com. This website is operated and staffed by attorneys from the NC Bar Association and is a virtual way to get legal advice at no cost to you.
Water: The cities of Greensboro, High Point and Winston Salem have suspended water shutoffs due to unpaid bills. For more information, please contact city governments:
- In Greensboro, call (336) 373-2489.
- In Winston Salem, call City Link at 311.
Energy: Duke Energy and Piedmont Gas have also suspended disconnection for nonpayment.
Broadband: Spectrum is offering 60 days of free wifi for households with K-12 and/or college students who do not currently have access to it. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Learn more by visiting http://bit.ly/2xFRn8p.
To Get Information
Information about School Closures
All NC schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. North Carolina schools are expected to reconvene in mid-August for the next school year.
- Guilford County Schools: http://bit.ly/39TKChl
- GCS Crisis Hotline for Students: (336-332-7295)
- GCS multi-lingual hotline (336-332-7290)
- Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools: https://www.wsfcs.k12.nc.us Hotline: (336) 661- 3128
Information about Health
Center for Disease Control (CDC): How to protect yourself
Center for Disease Control (CDC): If you think you are sick
NC Department of Health and Human Services: COVID-19 Guidance
Information about Fraud or Disinformation
NC Attorney General Josh Stein: To report suspected fraud, disinformation, or price gouging, please contact the Attorney General’s office by visiting https://ncdoj.gov/file-a-complaint/consumer-complaint/.
Twitter: To assess whether a Twitter account is fraudulent, go on botometer.
Information about Small Business Resources
The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce is hosting daily calls at 3pm to share resources available to small businesses. Join these calls in a Zoom meeting on your computer:
- Meeting ID: 780 338 79
- Or by phone: +1 646 558 8656 US
- Meeting ID: 780 338 797
- Parenting groups Mindful Return, TendLab, and WRK/360 have pooled their collective experience to help caregivers and managers communicate effectively in a work-from-home environment. They created this template as a tool for employees with caregiving responsibilities to promote constructive dialog between direct reports and managers.
- Advice for looking after your mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19).
- A Harvard professor’s tips to help lower anxiety.
- Exercise and meditation can be beneficial for maintaining mental fitness, and can help reduce stress:
Resources for Kids at Home
- Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these free online educational activities.
- Take a virtual tour of famous museums from home.
- Yoga and mindfulness online adventures for kids.
- Rivet, a free reading practice app for kids.
- Over 20 other ideas for family-friendly stay-at-home activities
Don’t forget to complete your census while you’re at home! For the first time ever, you can submit responses online. You can also still mail them if you prefer. Complete those responses by visiting:https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html
You can now register to vote online through the NC DMV. Visit https://bit.ly/2X2yJC7 to register.
Volunteer & Donation Opportunities
Community organizations are working hard to meet the increased demands within our community and need your help. If you’re interested in volunteering your assistance or donating resources, please consider one of the following organizations.
The Volunteer Center: https://volunteercentertriad.org/covid-19-response/
United Way of Greater Greensboro: https://bit.ly/2QxZQkB
United Way of Forsyth County: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/COVID19Forsyth
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro: https://netcommunity.cfgg.org/covid19-emergency-fund
Greensboro Urban Ministry: https://greensborourbanministry.org/
National Volunteer Opportunities: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/21/how-you-can-help-during-coronavirus/?arc404=true