For Immediate Release
United Way of Kershaw County
May 1, 2020
Kershaw County, SC - The One SC Fund has announced that Kershaw County has been approved for $65,000 in the first round of funding for COVID-19 Response. The funds will be used to respond to food, shelter, health, and nonprofit sustainability needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The following agencies will receive funds: Mental Health America of Kershaw County, Christian Community Ministries, Mount Moriah Soup Kitchen, Food for the Soul, Kershaw County Council on Aging, New Day Transitional Shelter, and the Mobile Nutrition Center. The United Way of Kershaw County is serving as the local fiscal agent and is charging no administrative fee ensuring that 100% of these funds go to address the needs of those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a partnership between SC Grantmakers Network, Together SC, and the United Way Association of SC. The Kershaw County One SC Fund Team submitted a collaborative grant application for our community. The Team, made up of 16 community leaders in Kershaw County is seeking to meet the needs of those impacted by COVID-19 in our county. This team continues to work together to prioritize the needs of the community while developing a plan to not only address the impact of the virus on Kershaw County citizens but also the ongoing efforts to educate, inform and encourage the community to act responsibly and curb the spread of the virus.
Non-profits providing COVID-19 relief services are encouraged to contact UWKC President Donny Supplee to be included in the next grant application. The second application for the One SC Fund: Covid-19 Response is due May 30, 2020. To be included on the second grant application all information must be submitted by May 14, 2020. Any agency or ministry desiring to be considered for submission into the collaborative application should contact the Donny Supplee at 803-432-0951 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Team will consider applications received by the deadline.
Kershaw County ONE SC FUND Team members are: Frank Morgan, Chairman Steve Kimpton Daniel Roberts Sammy Tucker David Snodgrass Alfred Mae Drakeford Melissa Emmons Markeita Barber Stewart Kidd Victor Jowers Julie Trott Karlin Ferguson Katie Cantey Bruce Little Marion Bennett Jeanne Hanna