WILSON COUNTY COVID-19 RESOURCES & UPDATES

Virus Relief Fund: DONATE TODAY to help in this time uncertainty. 
United Way of Wilson County is supporting residents impacted by the Coronavirus, by establishing the Wilson County COVID-19 Relief Fund. This Fund is accepting donations to support local children, elderly, and families impacted by the virus. United Way will coordinate with local nonprofits to determine ongoing needs and fund distribution. 
DONATE HERE. 

Areas of anticipated need include:
Food insecurities, such as homebound seniors and families with children
Education interruptions, such as children in early Head-Start through postsecondary 
Employment reductions, such as reduced hours, layoffs and furlough
Housing vulnerabilities, such as rental assistance and shelters for homeless
Medical access, such as transportation or those in need of homebound supports
Business disruption, such as resources for small business community

Volunteer Needs and Requests:  
The United Way of Wilson County is collecting nonprofit volunteer needs and requests. For more information, please email communication@unitedwayofwilson.org. Don’t want to volunteer? You can still help! Donate supplies – our agencies are in need of the essentials:

  • Cleaning products
  • Paper products
  • Non parishable food items
  • Hygiene Items

LOCAL United Way Non-Profit Agencies:
United Way of Wilson County non-profit agencies are continuing to provide services in Wilson County. To see a full list click HERE.

Anyone in Need of Medical Attention:
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and develop symptoms, you may need to seek medical attention. North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services has set up a COVID-19 hotline that is staffed by trained medical professionals. Should you have any questions or concerns about the Coronavirus, please call: 866-462-3821. Or call the local screening hotline: 252-399-7086 BEFORE going to see your doctor.

Perscription Assistance: 
FamilyWize Prescription Savings Cards 

We want to make sure that you are aware that CVS and Walgreens are providing free delivery of prescription medicationshttps://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2020/03/12/walgreens-joins-cvs-waiving-drug-delivery-fees-amid-coronavirus-crisis/#4549475d51e3

Therefore, when people call in to get a script filled or refilled, they can ask that the FamilyWize discount be applied by providing them the following information that is on our card.  Since FamilyWize does not require registration, there is no need to physically show a card. BIN:               610194Card ID:         FW100Group ID:       FW100PCN:               FW

Anyone in Need of Assistance:
Call the Wilson Crisis Center 252-237-5156 for assistance. Or NC 2-1-1, a statewide United Way-funded hotline that serves as an information and referral service system for people in need, will continue to support callers needing access to health and human services resources such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs throughout this epidemic. Should you need assistance, please call: 2-1-1. This service is free, confidential, and available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Additional information is also available at www.nc211.org

Personal Safety Guidelines and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued several guidelines to limit travel, gatherings and social distancing. The CDC has launched a website, www.CoronaVirus.gov that details these guidelines and provides an updated account of confirmed COVID-19 cases and their locations.

Hotline For CRITICAL Workers Seeking Childcare Options
Families who have flexible working arrangements are encouraged to stay at home with their children. Workers who need care may call 1-888-600-1685 to receive information about local options for children from infants through age 12.

The hotline is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Child care is a critical service. People working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response need access to safe, quality child care so they can know their own children are being well cared for as they care for others,” said NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen.

Care will be offered by child care providers who agree to meet updated health, safety, and operational guidelines.

Community Partners:
Click HERE for a list of local community partners COVID-19 preperations. We recognize that the Coronavirus could potentially impact the people we serve. If you’re planning to add programming to support people, please reach out to NC 2-1-1 with that information by filling out a Google form HERE. They’re collecting statewide economic hardship resources so that they can best direct people to the places best suited to support them.
From the Wilson County Chamber of Commerce: We continue to wish all of our members well during this unprecedented event, and trust that you will call us if we can be of assistance to you.  In the meantime, be aware that the US Small Business Administration is making available Economic Injury Disaster Loans to businesses and nonprofits in Wilson, and across the state. These low-interest loans have minimal eligibility requirements and flexible terms.  Any of you suffering from financial hardship are encouraged to see this FACT SHEET or visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/Index for more information. If you have any questions or concerns, our office remains open with some modifications.  Please call us at 252-237-0165.

Corporate Partners:
United Way team members are continuing to work and remain committed to supporting your impact needs. We will not be hosting any large-scale volunteer events until further notice.

Fitness & Health Resources: 

  • Wilson Fit – WilsonFIT is a facebook page designed to empower you to be FIT during this challenging season in our lives. Follow us and learn about self-care tips from local, national, and international leaders in the healthcare field.

Educational Opportunities and Resources for Parents:
Literacy Connections offers StoryTime Online.
PBS offers a guide on how to talk to your kids about the virus.
Sydney’s Book Club shared this resource list.
A few museums and zoos offer virtual tours.
In a news release, Charter, the parent company of Spectrum, said both broadband and WiFi services would be installed for free in new student households. The offer is available to both K-12 and college students. Families who qualify for free Spectrum internet can call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll.
The library offers audiobooks and ebooks by download. They also offer a book recommendation service that you can use to find books that will interest you or your kids.

United Way of Wilson County Office Update:
During this time, our office remains open on a limited basis. The best way to contact is via email. We will assess the situation a weekly basis, if not sooner based on urgency. We will be honoring NC Governor Cooper’s request to avoid holding/attending events of 50+ people.