The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Greenville County tested our community and its systems in new ways — and at a scale not experienced in many years, if ever before.
The impact was immediate and widely felt, as our robust local economy was shaken by a sharp increase to near record levels of unemployment well before the virus made its impact on the community’s health. In turn, the social safety net of Greenville County’s nonprofit community was quickly called into action to address the dramatic increase in needs across the community.
In this report, United Way tracks and analyzes that collective response beginning in March 2020 to highlight the successes, overall impact and opportunities for improvement as we continue to work toward recovery more than a year later.
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