United Way of the Coastal Empire Offices Close, Services Still Available

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

To help limit the spread of COVID-19 and align with the evolving guidance from state and local health officials, most United Way of the Coastal Empire staff will be working remotely and taking any necessary meetings by appointment only. Services such as the United Way 211 help line, Backpack Buddies program, Landings Military Family Relief Fund, and more remain available.

United Way offices:

Savannah (Chatham County): 912.651.7700

Pembroke, Richmond Hill (Bryan County Office): 912.651.7750

Rincon (Effingham County): 912.826.5300

Hinesville (Liberty County): 912.368.4287

“As an organization committed to serving the community, we know how important it is that we provide vital support to our friends and neighbors now more than ever,” said Brynn Grant, United Way of the Coastal Empire President and CEO. “We will do our best to work with our board and volunteer chairs, United Way funded agencies, city and county partners, corporate donors, as well as the philanthropic and business leadership of our region to hold each other and our communities up through the challenge and uncertainty of the days ahead.”

Current Board Chair Toby Moreau added, “While we will not have a physical meeting with the United Way of the Coastal Empire Board of Directors anytime very soon, we will be working critical decisions through our volunteer committee structure and bring any issues necessary to the full board via email or conference call. We will continue to do our best to keep the business of the organization moving forward.”

United Way of the Coastal Empire will continue to monitor the situation and adjust accordingly to do what is best for public health and safety. We will provide updates at uwce.org and through our social media channels.

Individuals who need help can call 211, an information and referral helpline that connects residents to local health and human services. 211 is also available online at www.uwce.org/211.

Individuals who want to help can donate to United Way’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. 100% of all donations to the Rapid Response Fund will be used to help families in this crisis. To give, visit www.uwce.org.