Macon-Bibb County Government, United Way of Central Georgia, and other organizations throughout the community will gather (socially-distant) Monday, January 25th at 10 am at Macon-Bibb County government Chambers to announce and celebrate two very generous donations to the Brookdale Warming Center from the Navicent Foundation and Allstate Electric totaling $10k. The funds will go towards continuing the services offered by the Brookdale Warming Center: providing a safe and warm place to stay for those in need, three meals a day provided by the Salvation Army, and warm showers. To date (including these donations from Navicent Foundation and Allstate Electric), nearly $15,000 has been given to support the Brookdale Warming Center.
“The response to helping people and families at the Brookdale Warming Center shows the state and country what I already know about our community: that we care about each other and will come forward immediately,” says Mayor Lester Miller. “These donations will go a long way to support the Center with staff and additional resources to meet people’s individual needs.”
“When the pandemic hit, United Way and the Community Foundation partnered to create our Central Georgia COVID 19 Response and Recovery Fund”, said George McCanless, President & CEO of United Way of Central Georgia. “The purpose of the fund was to help local people affected by consequences of COVID-19, and I can think of no better support than helping struggling individuals and families to find a warm, safe place to spend the night. I applaud Mayor Miller for springing into action to get this initiative started, and to the many partners that have come together to make it happen.”
The media is invited and encouraged to attend to celebrate these donations that will so greatly help our community during this time of need. Anyone wishing to donate to the Brookdale Warming Center can donate by clicking here.
On March 23rd , 2020, the Community Foundation of Central Georgia (CFCG) and United Way of Central Georgia (UWCG) announced the Central Georgia COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund to provide funding to nonprofit organizations supporting people affected by the pandemic. The Central Georgia COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund provides support to the Brookdale Warming Center.
United Way of Central Georgia is a leading funder of health and human service organizations that have a measurable impact in fourteen Central Georgia counties and impact the lives of one in four local people annually. The annual campaign supports 43 programs along with 29 program partners. United Way initiatives include READ UNITED, MISSION UNITED, PINK PROMISE UNITED, RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), Familywize, FIRST STEPS, myfreetaxes.com, Volunteer UNITED, The Merrie Christmas Project, Parents as Teachers, the Golden Eagle Awards, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. United Way of Central Georgia also funds a free, confidential seven-days a week, 24-hours a day information and referral line serving all of Central Georgia. Dial 2-1-1 to find or give help. For more information about what United Way of Central Georgia is doing in the community, visit www.unitedwaycg.org.