As COVID-19 remains a concern for South Carolinians, volunteers with United Way of the Midlands continue working to help meet the needs in our community.
Verizon Wireless partnered with United Way by donating 800 items including toothpaste and toothbrushes to create disaster kits for Transitions clients, many of whom are especially vulnerable to the pandemic.
"We are open 24 hours a day, and we have to continue to provide services for our clients, which is one of the most vulnerable populations in the city. These care kits will be vitally critical for our clients," said Ram'on Wideman, vice president of operations for Transitions.
Students from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine volunteered a few hours to help with putting the kits together.
"It builds community and it builds a sense of partnership and togetherness," said Lauren Rosati, a third-year medical student. "I love it."
"We are keeping our community together," said Becky Morrison, director of major gifts and leadership programs. "We are connecting volunteers who are ready, willing and able to help. And to help those who would otherwise go without."