If you need help – or want to help others – in these days of coronavirus, reach out to the United Way of Rome and Floyd County.
Alli Mitchell, Executive Director, attests that resources for concerned citizens are posted online at www.uwrome.org (or check out the United Way of Rome and Floyd County’s Facebook page).
A number of non-profits and other organizations, including the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, have extended a helping hand to those facing food insecurity. Groups like NAMI, or the National Alliance on Mental Illness, of Rome have offered online support amid this time of social distancing.
The United Way of Rome and Floyd County has been flooded with calls from those in need of varying forms of assistance since the outbreak hit Northwest Georgia. This was part of the inspiration for the temporary emergency shelter for the homeless, which officially closed last Friday. Mitchell anticipates that needs will increase in the weeks ahead as some individuals will be faced with evictions and foreclosures. The non-profit hub has put over $30,000 towards coronavirus relief efforts thus far.
Concerned locals may contribute financially to the United Way of Rome and Floyd County online, asserts Mitchell.
Those seeking more information on local coronavirus relief efforts may also reach out to the organization via telephone at (706) 622-1990.