CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY
We want to help you navigate through this crisis by helping to provide various community resources that are available to you and your families.
Hope Station - Pantry hours remain intact on Monday, Wednesday, and Fri mornings, 9:00-11:30 a.m. An Express Pass or ID is required. Pre-packed bags of nutritionally balanced food will be distributed through the front door. While in line, clients are expected to stand 6 feet apart.
Food & other donations are received any time at the front door during office hours and at the parking lot patio door at other times.
Wilson County Schools - Wilson County Schools will be serving meals to all students at no cost through the entire 2020-2021 school year.
Beginning December 7, and until further notice, Fike High School, Hunt High School and Speight Middle School will be the only schools with curbside meals available. Meals can be picked up from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Fike and Hunt, and from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Speight during the week, except Wednesdays when the time is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The list is subject to change at any time. If you are looking for meals for kids when schools are closed, the best way is to text FOODNC to 877-877 or going to the USDA Find Meals for Kids website.
If You Are in Need of Medical Attention:
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and develop symptoms, you may need to seek medical attention. North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services has set up a COVID-19 hotline that is staffed by trained medical professionals. Should you have any questions or concerns about the Coronavirus, please call: 866-462-3821. Or call the local screening hotline: 252-399-7086 BEFORE going to see your doctor.
If You Are in Need of Assistance:
Call the Wilson Crisis Center at 252-237-5156 for assistance. Or NC 2-1-1, a statewide United Way-funded hotline that serves as an information and referral service system for people in need, will continue to support callers needing access to health and human services resources such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs throughout this epidemic. Should you need assistance, please call: 2-1-1. This service is free, confidential, and available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Additional information is also available at www.nc211.org
Personal Safety Guidelines and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued several guidelines to limit travel, gatherings and social distancing. The CDC has launched a website, www.CoronaVirus.gov that details these guidelines and provides an updated account of confirmed COVID-19 cases and their locations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
NC Division of Public Health
United Way of Wilson
Wilson County Health Department
World Health Organization
American Red Cross - The American Red Cross is continuing to serve people who have experienced a home fire or other natural disasters and local Red Cross Disaster Responders still have 24-hour access to obtain supplies, equipment, etc. to allow for service delivery. There is a severe blood shortage due to the Coronavirus outbreak! Click HERE to schedule an appointment or find out other ways you can help.
The SPOT - Below are the current volunteer opportunities for The SPOT as of December 7, 2020. Many of these are ongoing. The SPOT is encouraging limited numbers of volunteers and are not doing the usual large group (ie. Church group or school) projects. You are encouraged to volunteer with those within your household. There is a mask policy while on site and temperature screen all students, staff and volunteers. Opportunities listed below are for 3-5 volunteers each. "We, of course, love regular and returning volunteers, but even just one day makes a difference."
- Bus Monitor and Safety Plan (Clean seats between routes) 2:00-5:00 School Days only
- Bus Clean up (10:00a-11:30a) Monday-Friday (Clean and sanitize all seats, windows, hand rails etc)
- Gym Floor (8:00am to 9:30a) Monday-Friday
- Computer Gaming Desk (Assemble 8 Computer Desk) Week of Dec 28th 8:00a-12pm
- Carpet Installation (Self Adhesive Carpet Squares) TBA.
Anyone interested in volunteering should call (252)991-4018 and ask for Tracy Pittman or Matt Edwards.
Wilson County Senior Activity Center - Santa for Seniors: It's time for the 10th annual Santa for Seniors project. Simply stop by the center of call 252-206-4059 to be matched to a senior. Shop for the items on the person's list and bring the gifts back to the center (unwrapped) for distribution. So many seniors would not have a Christmas without this program, and we appreciate the support of the community. Feel free to call the center for further information, and please shre so that we can get all of our seniors adopted.
Wilson Family YMCA - There are opportunities throughout the year to volunteer with the Wilson Family YMCA. Currently, we would love to have a couple of volunteers willing to drop in once or twice a week to help us with cleaning the facility (vacuuming, mopping, sanitizing, etc.). If you would are interested in helping, please contact Kathie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Y at 252-291-9622.
Wilson County Schools - For information on WCS Remote Learning & Virtual Academy, locations for free Wi-Fi locations, Student Re-Entry plan and more, visit wilsonschoolsnc.net.
In North Carolina, homeschool families file their intent to homeschool with the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education (NCDPNE). NCDPNE takes applications July 1 – April 30.