2020 COMMUNITY IMPACT REPORT
Respond. Recover. Reimagine. Rebuild.
In the year since the pandemic began, United Way of Henderson County has invested almost $2 million to help our community respond, recover, reimagine and rebuild. Our work has never been more important as we continue to improve education, financial stability and health, and we've stepped up with special initiatives designed to help our most vulnerable neighbors facing real challenges.
Sherri Holbert, Board Chair
Denise Cumbee Long, Executive Director
We invite you to click through the following pages to see our impact in action through stories, photos and videos from community members that have been impacted by our work, along with video testimonials from many of the nonprofit partners that we support.
Whether contributing to our COVID-19 Response Fund established in partnership with the Community Foundation; participating in Day of Action, which provided every child in Henderson County Public Schools with a hygiene kit; supporting our recent Days of Caring that raised critical funds for 13 local food pantries; or continuing your important investment in our daily efforts to make life better for everyone in our community, you have been a truly important partner in making good things happen during a difficult year.
Together, we’re continuing to navigate an uncertain time. There may be an end in sight, but COVID-19’s damage will take years to overcome. Our work is far from over. United Way of Henderson County is committed to ensuring our community becomes stronger, more inclusive, and more sustainable as we recover.
America’s inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, not only penned the famous poem read at the Presidential Inauguration this past January, she also created an original poem for United Way in 2020. Inspired by how United Ways were helping their communities during the pandemic, she wrote:
We are the world’s neighbors, making our communities brighter, greater,
Fighting for every person in every neighborhood. We, the coming of the common good.
So, dare to care, to be hope-sided.
We’re never divided, for when we live to give, we always live united.
Thank you for siding with hope and daring to care. Together, we are indeed making our community brighter and greater!
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To be a catalyst in making a positive and lasting impact on the human condition in Henderson County.
To organize and mobilize community resources to improve lives of Henderson County residents.
our vision and mission
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HOW TO READ THIS IMPACT REPORT
made to Henderson County residents
awarded through the COVID-19 Response Fund to
41 local nonprofits
received low cost loans of essential medical equipment from the Medical Loan Closet
10 partner agencies receiving funding support toward our goals in basic needs
supported Girls EMpowered programs for 36 girls in elementary and middle school and provided Christmas gifts for 50 local children in need through The Storehouse Blessings in Boxes program as members of
6 partner agencies receiving funding support towards our goals in education
4,406 kids ages 0-5
in Henderson County received monthly, age-appropriate books mailed to them at home through Smart Start Partnership for Children
7 partner agencies receiving funding support towards our goals in health
in NC HOPE funds for rent and utility assistance awarded through the help of NC 211 to keep residents in their homes
completed Aspire’s Kids at Work program, learning to avoid risky behaviors while gaining valuable culinary skills
IMPACT SPOTLIGHT: JUST SOME OF THE WAYS YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
7 partner agencies receiving funding support towards our goals in income
42 members of Thrive Clubhouse received help with mental health services, camraderie with their peers and support to live as independently as possible
received weekly MANNA Packs for Kids with food for the weekends
2020 DAY OF ACTION
13,000+ STUDENT HYGIENE KITS
including bottles of herbal hand sanitizer, masks, and safety info - given to Henderson County Public Schools students through our Day of Action initiative. Kits were assembled by
OVER 100 VOLUNTEERS
19 nonprofit partners
through our Community Investment Fund
to UNITED WAY have brightened our community this year...
74 adult learners
improved their literacy skills with help from tutors through Blue Ridge Literacy Council
DAYS OF CARING
2021 DAYS OF CARING
Over $54,000 raised
3,500+ lbs of food collected and
1,500 Kids' Snack Packs assembled for
13 local food pantries
20 groups holding neighborhood or company food drives and Kids Snack Pack events
saved by Henderson County residents on prescriptions, thanks to United Way's SingleCare (formerly Familywize) discount cards
16 graduates completed our first virtual program and are ready to serve our community
10 YEARS OF RISING LEADERS
preparing the next generation of volunteer leaders
COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
As lockdown measures went into place in March 2020, it was immediately apparent that an entirely new set of needs – on an unprecedented scale – would hit our community. And United Way responded. We quickly teamed up with our colleagues at Community Foundation of Henderson County and opened the Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund.
The Fund was established to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations addressing both the health and economic effects of the pandemic. Our community responded generously, donating over $439,000 to meet these urgent needs. The Fund was closed in September, after making grants to 41 local nonprofits to provide food, rent and utility assistance, medical services, child care, senior and legal services, mental health and domestic violence support, and PPE and technology to allow for continuation of essential services.
United Way is proud to have shown up when our community needed us most, and privileged to have worked with so many donors and local nonprofits to ensure that resources got where they were most desperately needed during this crisis.
Providing food to local food pantries was one of the most common requests for funding as the need increased dramatically in the community. Pictured at left are clients, staff and volunteers from Interfaith Assistance Ministry and Community Food Pantry in Edneyville.
Total Awarded as of September 3, 2020:
Thank you to our partner:
AdventHealth Hendersonville: Purchase of and material to make Personal Protective Equipment for hospital staff.
Amazing Grace Ministries of Hendersonville: Rent and utility assistance.
Anchor Baptist Church & Ministries: Weekly food boxes and vouchers.
Blue Ridge Health: Laptops and licensing fees to enable HIPPA compliant online patient visits.
Blue Ridge Humane Society: Pet food assistance for Meals on Wheels recipients and others in need.
Blue Ridge Literacy Council: Family literacy remote support.
Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County: Daily cleaning of facility to enable childcare for first responders and essential school personnel; cleaning services to allow for safe, limited capacity reopening to Club members; expanded hours to support virtual learning for members.
Calvary Episcopal Church Food Pantry: Weekly food boxes.
Camplify: Day camp scholarships for participants.
Children & Family Resource Center: Diapers, wipes, and formula for families in Henderson County; cleaning supplies for childcare centers.
Community Food Pantry in Edneyville: Weekly food boxes; purchase of a shed and a freezer to expand storage space. Summer lunch box program.
Council on Aging for Henderson County: Meals on Wheels, liquid nutrition.
Crossnore School & Children’s Home: Counseling services for children and adolescents affected by COVID-19.
El Centro (Latino Advocacy Center): Tutor to assist students and families with virtual learning.
First Contact Ministries: Transportation to and from medical and testing clinics, support meetings, detox facilities, and rehab facilities.
Four Seasons Hospice: Personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer, iPads for patient/family visits, UV oven to help sanitize equipment.
Henderson County Rescue Squad: Behavioral health support for members facing stress from treating/transporting patients with COVID-19.
Hendersonville Spanish SDA Church: Food boxes, prescription, rent and utility assistance.
Interfaith Assistance Ministry: Weekly food and personal hygiene boxes, rent and utility assistance, gas vouchers, clothing.
Jewish Family Services of WNC: Case management for Elder Club members.
La Capilla de Santa Maria Episcopal: Financial assistance for Latinx families who have lost employment.
MANNA FoodBank: Food distribution to Henderson County partner pantries.
Medical Loan Closet: Emergency medical equipment loans.
MountainCare: Remote support for adult day participants and their caregivers; PPE and plexiglass dividers to enable reopening facilities.
Only Hope, WNC: Food, basic needs, and housing expenses for homeless youth; food for drive through food box distribution.
Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center: Diapers, wipes, and formula for families in need.
Pan de Vida: Food, household goods, diapers, wipes and formula.
Pisgah Legal Services: Legal services related to unemployment; rent assistance through Client Support Fund; and a temporary screener.
Safelight: Emergency shelter, mental health services, and court support for survivors of interpersonal violence.
St. Gerard House: Distance learning support for students with autism.
St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Barnabas Church: Food boxes, diapers, rent and utility assistance.
Smart Start Partnership for Children: Cover parent portion of childcare; support for families with Kindergarten age children in childcare centers.
Steps to Hope: Shelter for Henderson County domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
The Free Clinics: Pharmacy services including e-prescribing.
The Salvation Army of Hendersonville: Food pantry, financial assistance for power, rent, utilities; Fall Camp to support virtual learning for students.
The Storehouse: Weekly food boxes, homebound food delivery.
Thrive: Case management services to bring homeless residents at risk for COVID-19 into housing.
True Ridge: Food delivery, domestic violence support, rent and utility assistance for Latinx community.
Veterans Healing Farm: Farm operations to grow, harvest, and donate food to local food pantries.
Vocational Solutions of Henderson County: PPE and laptop computers to enable remote programming for adults with disabilities.
COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND grant recipients
day of action 2020
Pictured are Brian Traylor, Chief Operations Officer with Gaia Herbs, and United Way Director of Community Impact Sarah Kowalak.
Gaia Herbs delivered big impact for our Day of Action. They donated 13,500 bottles of hand sanitizer, and their employees assembled 5,000 kits. This generous gift made them a gold level campaign sponsor. In addition to donating the hand sanitizer, Gaia Herbs held three separate volunteer days for employees to help assemble the back to school health and safety kits at its Mills River and Brevard locations.
"The decision to partner with United Way to help give back to the local community and our students was an easy one for us. As a Certified B Corporation®, Gaia Herbs is committed to using business as a force for good and contributing to a better world through our actions. This hand sanitizer donation represented an additional way to use our capabilities and expertise to make a positive impact and to help protect the health of our local students and teachers in Henderson County as they transitioned back to in-person school.”
~Brian Traylor, Gaia Herbs Chief Operations Officer
“We were proud to join with United Way to mobilize community resources and make Day of Action happen in a different way in 2020. By equipping each student with a hygiene kit, we made a positive impact on the health of our students and teachers as they returned to in-person learning."
~Jay Kirby, President of Pardee UNC Health Care
For our Day of Action 2020, United Way and Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) teamed up to organize a fundraiser so that all 13,000 HCPS students could receive a Back to School hygiene kit containing hand sanitizer, masks and helpful handouts about how students and their families could stay safe while at home or at school.
Over 100 volunteers assembled kits in their homes, workplaces and in socially-distant gatherings. Funding for the project came through individual donations, civic club and corporate gifts, grant funding from Pisgah Health Foundation and event sponsorship from Pardee UNC Health Care.
Gaia Herbs donated the hand sanitizer and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided 30,000 adult-sized masks for middle and high school students. Smaller, adjustable-sized masks were purchased through the donations.
Day of Action is proudly sponsored by:
Carolina Village, Duke Energy, Gaia Herbs, Goldsmith-Molis & Gray, Kimberly-Clark and Pepsi
We successfully turned our 2021 Days of Caring into a community initiative to raise food and funds for 13 local food pantries in Henderson County. Together, we raised over $54,000, collected over 3,100 pounds of food and assembled 1,500 Kids' Snack Packs.
Henderson County food pantries have seen a 50% increase in residents needing food assistance in the last year due to the pandemic. UWHC funded partner MANNA FoodBank reports that many of these families are seeking help for the first time, and since the start of the pandemic, one in five adults and one in four children struggle with food insecurity in Henderson County. All thirteen pantries that benefitted from this initiative are MANNA partner pantries.
Special thanks to Tom & Sue Fazio for their generous $25,000 match to the first $25,000 donated to our Days of Caring.
days of caring 2021
Blue Ridge Literacy Council adapted their Family Literacy program to an online format during the pandemic to allow Spanish speaking mothers to continue engaging their young children in early literacy activities, while both mothers and toddlers gained English language skills.
Staff sent books and activity kits to participants' homes to keep them engaged in learning over Zoom.
Through investments in high quality preschool, outreach to young children who are not in formal childcare settings, and screening kids to catch developmental delays, we are preparing Henderson County children for success in kindergarten and beyond.
By supporting quality afterschool and summer programs, and pairing kids with caring adult mentors, we are working to improve the school performance of economically disadvantaged students so they can succeed in school.
We all want to live in a community where students get a great education that prepares them for college, careers, and a good life. United Way is committed to providing opportunities to help all children succeed, regardless of the obstacles they face.
The Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County has always enjoyed a robust partnership with our local schools.That strong partnership served Club members in a critical way during virtual instruction this past year. Like many of his peers, Nathan struggled deeply with the transition to virtual learning. Feeling isolated from his friends, overwhelmed by the changes, and unprepared for the increase in independent work, Nathan saw his grades suffer. Due to a close partnership between the Club and Nathan’s school, Club staff were quickly alerted to the situation. With a couple of frank conversations and an improvement plan in place, Nathan re-engaged. Knowing that Club leaders were holding him accountable and that he wasn't in it all alone was a huge motivator. Nathan pulled F's and D's up, and ended the first quarter with a 3.0 average. This dynamic partnership and focus on student accountability allowed the Club to support members who struggled during COVID-era learning.
Thrive has been able to expand their housing services for homeless residents during the pandemic.
One of the biggest challenges Thrive faces is finding affordable housing units for their clients due to the housing shortage in our area.
Pisgah Legal Services has a long history of serving vulnerable clients to prevent unlawful evictions in Henderson County.
Last summer, the Warren family was renting a property with horrible conditions, including raw sewage in the yard. They wanted to move, but Mr. Warren had lost his job due to COVID, and finding housing they could afford proved challenging. When Mrs. Warren complained to the landlord about the needed repairs, the couple was served with an eviction notice and seven days to leave the property.
Pisgah Legal Services Attorney Casey Steen represented the Warrens and succeeded in getting the eviction dismissed and the landlord's false claims in damages thrown out. This reprieve gave the Warrens the time they needed to find a more suitable home, without being threatened with homelessness.
We know that many in our community are facing economic challenges and struggling to support themselves and their families.
United Way believes that when we help our neighbors gain the skills they need to improve their income, pay down debt and manage their money, we build a better Henderson County for everyone.
We all have a stake in creating a healthier community, one where our neighbors lead long, active lives, avoid risky behaviors and enjoy good nutrition and physical activity.
Despite the incredible stress the pandemic has placed on childcare centers, two new centers joined Smart Start’s GoNAPSACC program this year, committing to improving the nutrition and physical activity elements at their centers.
Jodie Williams was recognized as the Go NAPSACC Teacher of the Year this year!
Despite pandemic restrictions, mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisters have found ways to support and spend time with their “Littles” this past year. And many of these Littles need support now more than ever before.
Katie is a 14 year old Little Sister being raised by her father. Katie's mother has been incarcerated since Katie was five years old for drug charges and child neglect. Katie had reportedly been engaging in risky behaviors such as self-harm, sexual activity, and sneaking out of the home. Katie and her Big Sister now meet regularly to go on fun, safe outings. The two of them engage in activities that Katie has not experienced before. Katie has discovered that she really enjoys drawing and cooking. Katie has stopped harming herself and has refrained from sneaking out of the house. She has also improved her grades and attendance at school.
Katie and her Big Sister continue to grow in their friendship, and with the mentorship of her Big Sister, Katie is avoiding risky behaviors and exploring activities that make her come alive.
United Way believes that by providing food, medical assistance and crisis services to Henderson County residents in need, we are helping people take control of their lives and create a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.
The Council on Aging for Henderson County has always prioritized nutrition for homebound seniors in our community as a critical need. But more seniors were homebound than ever before this past year, due to COVID.
Even though most Meals on Wheels volunteers had to pause their involvement, the Council on Aging found a way to continue and even expand service during the pandemic by switching to weekly deliveries of frozen meals.
One of the over 500 Henderson County Meals on Wheels recipients this year was Miss Jean. Miss Jean lives in an area that is in one of the more isolated locations that Meals on Wheels serves. Her home is at the end of a half-mile dirt road. She is mostly confined to her chair all day long but is always cheerful when her meals are delivered.
This past Christmas, the MOW volunteer brought a holiday shoebox along with the usual delivery of nutritious meals for the week. Miss Jean was overwhelmed - she couldn't believe she was getting a wrapped gift. "For me?" she said. Her daughter later called to say it made her mother's day to receive that simple gift.
basic needs & crisis services
The Free Clinics has remained open throughout the pandemic, providing health care for the most vulnerable in our community even during this time of crisis. They adapted to the pandemic with a shift to telehealth for most patient visits and curbside pickup for pharmacy patients.
Rising Leaders Class of 2020-21
These leaders are well-equipped and ready to serve, after completing our first 100% virtual Rising Leaders program.
Rising Leaders is a seven-month long program, designed to develop the next generation of community leaders and board members for Henderson County nonprofit organizations. A global pandemic did not stop us from holding the 10th annual program!
Participants attended monthly information sessions on Zoom and learned from local professionals about a variety of topics including nonprofit life cycles, fundraising, marketing, and financial responsibilities. New this year was a session on diversity, equity and inclusion in non-profit organizations.
Thanks to generous sponsorships by WNC Bridge Foundation and Carolina Village, Rising Leaders is free of charge for all participants. Space is limited each year, and we hope to hold much of our 2021-22 program in person. To learn more about Rising Leaders, contact Sarah Kowalak at RL@liveunitedhc.org.
Rising Leaders is sponsored by:
Nioka Abshire, Zaxby's
Sarah Barton, Henderson County Public Schools
Crystal Cauley, BBN of WNC/Black History Collective
Carrie Ann Chandler, Smart Start Partnership for Children
Jessi Correa, Hope Coalition
Laura Crago, Edward Jones
Katie Dirrig, Children's Society of NC/Realty One Group Pivot
Susan Ferrell, Royalty Cleaning
Stephanie Florimonte, WNC Bridge Foundation
Katherine Galvagni, Henderson County Public Schools
Michelle Geiser, Hope Coalition
Brittany Kiteley, Pardee UNC Health Care
Chas Morris, Grace Blue Ridge PCA Inc.
Rubi Pimentel, Carolina Conference
Lauren Rippy, Beverly-Hanks
Andrea Smith, Life Care Center of Hendersonville
211 is United Way’s information and referral helpline to connect callers with essential health and human services. The service is free, accessible 24/7, completely confidential, and available in many languages. When the pandemic began in March 2020, Governor Cooper instructed NC residents to turn to 2-1-1 for COVID-19 related resources and information, and 2-1-1 continues to be a source of ongoing recovery information - especially for food, housing and financial assistance with utilities and bills.
NC 211 Experienced Record Call Volume During the Pandemic
Call or visit www.nc211.org to get help today.
"Brent lost his job due to the pandemic and had fallen behind on all of his bills, including his rent. Brent called NC 211 for the first time after his landlord told him he was going to have to evict him for being months past due on his rent.When he called NC 211, he was hoping the Call Specialist would be able to provide him with a referral for rent assistance.While a referral to help pay his rent was the first step, the NC 211 Call Specialist went one step further. The Call Specialist made sure that Brent was aware of a national moratorium on evictions and went on to explain to Brent the simple steps he could take to protect himself from eviction.The Specialist walked Brent through the process while they were on the phone, and told him where on nc211.org he could find the form he needed to file for this eviction protection. By the time he hung up the phone, Brent felt tremendous relief. He had a plan now for financial assistance and eviction protection until he could get back on his feet financially later in the year."
~NC 211 Call Specialist
Your gift to our Community Investment Fund supports all the nonprofit agencies listed below:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC
Blue Ridge Literacy Council
Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County
Children & Family Resource Center
Helping Hand Developmental Center
Smart Start Partnership for Children
Blue Ridge Literacy Council
Habitat for Humanity
OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling
Pisgah Legal Services
Aspire Youth and Family
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Club
Children & Family Resource Center
Smart Start Partnership for Children
Calvary Episcopal Church Food Pantry
Council on Aging
Four Seasons CFL
Medical Loan Closet
Pisgah Legal Services
The Free Clinics
FUNDED COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Allocations to Funded Partners
For 2020-2021, United Way of Henderson County's Overall Impact* to the Community is Valued at
over $1.9 million.
Additional Community Support $345,950
*items listed are some examples of UWHC's community impact
Day of Action
Days of Caring
Initiatives and other Programs Funded
Donor Designated Funds
Other United Ways
Basic Needs & Crisis Services
For every dollar raised, we put over a dollar back into improving our community!
Back to School Hygiene Kits
Girls EMpowered (GEM):
GEM is an after-school program for girls, designed to increase self-esteem and school success. During the fall of 2020, Women United members continued to support GEM girls with letters and self-care kits while they were learning remotely. And by Spring of 2021, all three schools where GEM is offered were up and running with virtual programs. Guest speakers used Google Meet and Zoom to connect with the GEM girls. Women United members provided each of the 26 fifth grade GEM graduates at Upward and Hillandale Elementary Schools with a backpack filled with school supplies for the next school year. In addition, Women United supported 10 young women at Hendersonville Middle School, who were able to complete their GEM experience with a long-awaited dream board session and celebration.
Quarterly Giveback Opportunities:
Women United members designate a specific nonprofit agency to benefit from quarterly giveback opportunities at their social events. This past year, these agencies received the following donations:
Department of Social Services
$947 in donated books for foster families
The Storehouse Blessings in Boxes Program
$5,000 in holiday gifts purchased for 50 children
Women United (WU) connects and engages women who want to make a significant impact in our community. By contributing $1,000 or more annually to United Way, WU members can take advantage of organized volunteer initiatives, community education and networking opportunities.
Women United is
With additional sponsorship provided by:
Four Seasons CFL
Women United members value the chance to engage and learn from one another. In 2020, our WU events moved online, with an Annual Meeting, Summer Paint Party, Fall Kickoff Gathering and Blessings in Boxes Holiday Party all on Zoom.
A new event, Sip & Learn, was added in the Spring giving members an opportunity to hear from a United Way funded partner, Safelight.
Women United members also contributed to the Day of Action and Days of Caring initiatives in very meaningful ways. During this most unusual year, WU members were committed to maintaining their connection with one another and with the community.
WOMEN UNITED MEMBERS
Amy Lynn Holt
Denise Cumbee Long
United Way of Henderson County Small Business League (SBL) members are an important family of donors who are vital to helping us meet the needs of our community. By contributing $84 a month, these business are making a lasting investment every day in the education, income, health and basic needs of neighbors throughout Henderson County.
In addition to ongoing support, 15% of SBL membership funds support a special league-voted initiative each year. In 2020 this funding was used to help our local students return to school safely by providing back-to-school hygiene kits for our 2020 Day of Action project. We are so grateful for their partnership and support as we work to make life better for everyone in our community.
If you are interested in learning more about how your small business can make a lasting impact in our community, please contact Kat Carlton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured at right is Debi Gould from SBL Member Dampp-Chaser
2020 SBL MEMBERS
small business league & Bearfootin' bear
‘Thea' Raises $7,500 for United Way and City of Hendersonville in 2020 Virtual Auction
Each year we look forward to seeing what local artists design for our United Way Bearfootin' Bear, an annual opportunity that raises important funds for local nonprofits in Henderson County and the City of Hendersonville. Thea is an inspirational work of art created by local art legends Miriam Hughes and Laura Bell. In Greek mythology, Thea was a goddess of light, and like Thea, United Way also brings light to dark places. We are grateful to our Bearfootin’ Bear sponsor BMW of Asheville and the winning bidder, Tripp Jeter of Tripp's Renovations, who is proudly displaying Thea from his storefront on Main Street.
AdventHealth Imaging Director, Todd Guffey, helping with United Way's Days of Caring 2019.
Tammy Albrecht and Debbie Buckner accepted the 2020 Employee Giving Award, for highest overall employee contributions during the 2020 campaign.
GOLD CAMPAIGN SPONSORS
Wilsonart continues to lead the way in their support of United Way and our community. Their longstanding partnership for over 15 years has resulted in a philanthropic investment of more than $2.4 million to support the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of their neighbors in need. Their commitment to our community is providing critical support for United Way's work to improve the lives of over 37,000 neighbors each year.
"Wilsonart is dedicated to our employees, our customers and our community. For more than a decade we have partnered with United Way to support the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of our local community. We are proud of our corporate partnership, our employee giving campaign, and our volunteerism through United Way because we know that our time and talent is going to support nonprofits in our community that are helping those most in need."
~Tammy Albrecht, Operations Manager and UWHC Board Member
AdventHealth makes the promise to provide whole-person care – body, mind and spirit. Not only does that mean meeting the needs of health and wellness within its hospital and more than 40 medical offices, but AdventHealth also takes that care beyond the walls to the community through its partnership and support of United Way. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth Hendersonville has been a loyal supporter of United Way through corporate support, employee giving and volunteerism.
"AdventHealth has been honored to lend its strength and support to the incredible programs that United Way provides across our community. Together, we have found ways to meet the needs brought on or increased by the pandemic. We look forward to continuing this relationship and finding new ways to help people across this great Henderson County community feel whole."
~Scott Miller, AdventHealth Hendersonville Chief Operating Officer
2020 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Outstanding Campaign Award
Beverly-Hanks & Associates
Champion Comfort Experts
Morrow Insurance Agency
Edward C. Brisley, Jr. Award
sponsored by Ken A. Adams, Edward Jones
Dr. Jan King
Employee Giving Award
GE Current, a Daintree company
2020 CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIR AWARD
Henry Johnson & Ruth Birge
Rob and Ginger Cranford Community Service Award
sponsored by Morrow Insurance
Judy* & McCray Benson
camPAIGN AWARDS AND CELEBRATION
Outstanding Philanthropist Award
Jean & Chuck McGrady
CONGRATULATIONS to our
2020 Campaign Award Recipients:
We celebrated our campaign season virtually in April with a program that honored our workplace partners and their incredible efforts in a most unusual campaign season. We also recognized our individual award recipients, including a new category for Outstanding Philanthropists, honoring the contributions of Jean and Chuck McGrady.
Click on the red button to view the
2021 Virtual Celebration!
Thank you for your time to learn more about our community impact!
To get involved or make a donation today, please visit www.liveunitedhc.org
United Way of Henderson County
32 Smyth Ave., Ste. 100, 28792
P. O. Box 487, 28793
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