How United Way is Here for Cape Fear during COVID-19

United Way of the Cape Fear Area brings the community together by partnering with prominent leadership in order to solve some of the toughest issues facing the community today.

Wilmington, NC: Over the past month, United Way of the Cape Fear Area (UWCFA) has worked diligently to unite the community during the COVID-19 pandemic by promoting NC 211 services, and by establishing a recovery fund designed to support agency partners affected during and after COVID-19. Additionally, UWCFA has collaborated with community leaders to create the interactive platform SHARE Cape Fear, and provide housing solutions for those in most need.

The empowering lesson of unity continues to inspire others to create lasting solutions for all those in need. By collaborating with the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County, UWCFA has assisted in the development of the Homeless Initiative: a partnership which is designed to provide a safe, healthy hotel environment that implements social distancing practices to the homeless population during COVID-19. To date, this initiative has served 52 individuals.

NC 211 is a United Way powered information and referral service that caters to the needs of all 100 NC counties, supporting all 53 local United Ways throughout the state. These needs include: basic needs (such as: food, housing/shelter, material goods, transportation, and utilities), consumer services, criminal justice and legal services, education, environment and public health/safety, healthcare, income support and employment, individual and family life, mental health and substance use disorder services, and other organizational/ community services. You can visit, or dial 211 today to get connected to the resources that you need. For text updates about COVID-19, you can also text “COVIDNC” to 898-211.

UWCFA’s COVID-19 Emergency Recovery Fund is designed to financially support the greater Cape Fear community now, and for the future. It will provide flexible resources to current partner agencies working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by the Coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. The impacts of COVID-19 on families, children, organizations, business, and more, continues to change the priorities of tomorrow. Financial support is critical in assisting organizations that are struggling with the resources and funding they need to carry out their missions in serving the community.

United Way of the Cape Fear Area continues to present creative solutions of unity for all individuals through times of hardship and celebration. Beyond COVID-19, the neighborhoods of the Cape Fear area can look forward to a greater, brighter future.

To join the fight against COVID-19’s impact on UWCFA’s agency partners, and our greater Cape Fear community, please visit