United Way of the Lakelands COVID-19 Response and Updates

United Way of the Lakelands is following all national, state and local information about the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak. When in doubt, call 2-1-1 or visit SC211.org for more information.

Greenwood and Abbeville Counties
Emergency School Lunch Plans



Federal and State Resources:

SC 2-1-1 Website

SC COVID-19 Unemployment Information

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

Ten at the Top Important Coronavirus Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FEMA Rumor  Control Page

Avoid Coronavirus Scams!

SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center COVID-19 Resources

Local Resources:

Self Regional Healthcare Updates and Instructions if you are ill

Abbeville Area Medical Center Updates and Instructions if you are ill

Index-Journal Updates

Greenwood City Updates

Greenwood County Updates

City of Abbeville Alerts

Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Small Business Resources

School Resources:

Greenwood School District 50 Updates

Greenwood School District 51 Updates (Ware Shoals)

Greenwood School District 52 Updates (Ninety Six)

Abbeville School District Updates

Piedmont Technical College Updates

Lander University Updates


Utilities Information:


Northland Wifi HotSpots at Northland Cable Office and Allegra Printing

Duke Energy

Greenwood CPW

Little River Electric Coop

United Center for Community Care Updates and Closures:

To protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and clients, the United Way of the Lakelands will be closed on March 23 and remain closed until further notice. Our United Way employees will be working from home during this time and can be reached by email. All employee emails are listed on our website.

The United Center for Community Care building houses many of our vital nonprofits in the area. We are working with our agencies in the building to be able to provide essentials services during this time. Below are the updates from our UC3 tenants:

  • The Greenwood Soup Kitchen will continue to serve a “bag lunch” from 11:00 until noon, comprising of a cup of soup, a sandwich, cookies, and a drink Monday-Saturday. Volunteers will distribute the lunches at the entrance under the awning. No guests will be allowed indoors. Unless circumstances worsen, this will be the operation until March 31st.
  • The Food Bank of Greenwood County: Beginning April 14th, Food Bank will be operating a Drive-Thru service, Tuesdays-Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Meet us in the downhill parking lot that is located right beside our building on 222 East Avenue, you will see the Food Bank truck in the parking lot. ONLY 1 family per car, this will help make this drive thru system quick and efficient. Each client must have their ID card in hand to be serviced. Again, please note that only 1 family per car will be served. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call them at 864-227-1556, press 1.
  • La Clinica Gratis: Monday- Thursday, 9 am-2 pm: Please note that for medical assessments and questions patients can call the office at 864-941-7980.  Appointments for nurse visits, doctor appointments, and telehealth will be conducted by phone. Patients who are scheduled for tele-health appoints can Skype, FaceTime, or use Google Duo using the email address: help@myci.us
  • BabyNet has canceled all home visits. However, they will receive office visits.
  • Westview Behavioral will be working remotely.
  • Continuum of Care will be working remotely.
  • MEG’S House will be working remotely.
  • United Way and the United Center will be working remotely.
  • American Red Cross volunteers are working remotely, but they have access to the building and supplies if needed.
  • VITA Tax Services are closed until further notice. VITA services will re-start when it is safe to do so and all scheduled appointments will be contacted. All clients eligible will be assisted when VITA returns.
  • Greenwood Habitat for Humanity will be working from home until further notice.