Update on March Emergency Grant Funding:
Lake Toxaway Charities distributed a $10,000 emergency grant in March to assist the efforts of the Sharing House during the COVID 19 pandemic. The Sharing House is using the funds to meet immediate needs in our community. Shelly Webb, Director of the Sharing House, reports a record number of new neighbors seeking assistance for the first time.
For comparison, in a normal year Sharing House will encounter 360 new households who turn to their crisis assistance program.
In the past 3 weeks, Sharing House has helped 97 new households or people not served in over 2 years. Sharing House served 389 households with emergency food in March, serving 991 individuals with a week supply of food. Last year during the month of March, they served 265 households and 688 individuals.
The growth in need is 31% for food. For financial needs Sharing House has also seen a 35% increase. The majority of the financial needs are for rent and medication
The growth in need is 31% for food. For financial needs we have also seen a 35% increase.Shelly Webb, Director of Sharing House
Lake Toxaway Charities is committed to working with agencies in Transylvania County who are providing a vital link to necessary resources of food, medication, and shelter during this difficult time. If you are able, please consider a donation to Lake Toxaway Charities to help the less fortunate of our community who need assistance during this pandemic.
News and Updates from the Sharing House:
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The Lake Toxaway Charities emergency grant funding is hard at work at Sharing House. The Sharing House is using the funds to meet immediate needs.