United Way responds to COVID-19

See our COVID-19 Resource page for updated info. 4 Things You Can Do to Fight COVID-19 When you feel the most helpless, you actually have the power to do the most good. As we move into social distancing and self-quarantine, it’s natural to feel isolated. Staying away from other people, though necessary, [...]

2020-03-20T16:05:56-04:00

United Way of the Piedmont Cancels Annual Celebration

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop and in response to recommendations of public health officials, United Way of the Piedmont is cancelling its Annual Celebration scheduled for March 26th. With consideration of our corporate and community partners and the measures they have taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19, United Way feels it is important we too take [...]

2020-03-18T15:41:09-04:00

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation Promotes Innovation in Health Through Catalyst Grants

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 Each year, the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation works with organizations to promote and support healthier South Carolinians, particularly the economically vulnerable. In 2019, the Foundation awarded 13 Catalyst Grants to organizations for projects that foster innovation to improve the health and well-being [...]

2020-02-20T15:18:33-05:00

Michelin donates $30,000 to United Way of the Piedmont’s Cliff Effects Fund

February 11, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1LHm1XeHOg United Way of the Piedmont is extremely grateful to Michelin for their recent donation of $30,000 to the Cliff Effects Fund. This fund, created by the Financial Stability Task Force, aids single mothers in Spartanburg County who are at risk of losing assistance for food, housing, childcare, and other benefits [...]

2020-02-21T11:09:20-05:00

City of Spartanburg looks to make changes to bus system

By: Kimberely Brown Spartanburg, SC (WSPA) – A growing workforce seeking to fill jobs, could find that unreliable transportation is a barrier. In downtown Spartanburg there is a central place where all of the city buses converge, people get on and go to their perspective destinations. A recent study done by the city shows [...]

2020-02-11T16:35:02-05:00

Habitat Homes, affordable housing, approved for Duncan Park

By Dustin Wyatt https://youtu.be/6vOkQS1LL4w   The 6-1 vote came despite push back from dozens of residents who made it clear they don’t want the development in their neighborhood. While reiterating the need for affordable housing in the community, the Spartanburg City Council voted Monday to allow two Habitat for Humanity homes to go up on a [...]

2019-12-16T13:53:12-05:00