MONROE, N.C. (April 27, 2020) – Union County has launched a new digital portal to help Union County residents quickly find support resources that may help them through impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The portal is called UC CARES, which is an acronym for Union County Community Assistance & Resources Emergency Support. The portal also serves as an avenue for residents to learn ways to help others through donations or volunteering. UC CARES is organized by “Get Help” and “Give Help;” and resources may be easily navigated by topic.
“We are here to serve our residents and a component of that includes connecting them to resources when needed,” said Stephanie Starr, Director of Community Support & Outreach. “Initial feedback from residents, as well as community partners and organizations, proves this is a well-received tool to help our community during a trying time for many families.”
The resources on UC CARES vary from existing, ongoing programs, to programs specific to COVID-19 impacts. The UC CARES webpage may be adjusted to include resources specific to different emergency situations.
“UC CARES will be an ongoing resource we will promote in the future to helps families impacted by other emergencies, such as storms, hurricanes, flooding, or another public health crisis,” said County Manager Mark Watson. “The situation and community needs may change, but our commitment to helping our community will not.”
Resources listed on UC CARES are from local, state, and federal agencies, as well as private and non-profit organizations.