Haywood Co. Flood Update 3, A Message from the United Way

United Way of Haywood County is working closely with County government and local non-profits to gather information about immediate needs of the victims of recent flooding in Canton, Clyde and upstream communities. Partner agencies are committed to the long-term, multi-layered recovery efforts and have aligned our services to serve the community:

The Haywood County Call Center and Helpline, operated by the Haywood County Government, offers a single point of contact for all efforts related to the flood: 828-356-2022. If you have immediate life-threatening needs, please call 911. 

Hotline hours are 8 a.m – 8 p.m. Please use this line for the following:

  • Concerns about missing loved ones
  • Emergency shelter needs
  • Requests for food, or resource assistance
  • Volunteer or donation opportunities
  • Other storm-related needs

The United Way is coordinating financial contributions to nonprofit agencies serving flood victims. Please contact Executive Director, Celessa Willett, 828-356-2832 to make a donation. Supporting agencies include:

Mountain Projects, which will support case management and is available to take applications for Section 8 Housing based on income eligibility. Haywood Public Transit, a division of Mountain Projects, offers free transportation to those affected by flooding. Mountain Projects will update its Facebook page to share up-to-date information and opportunities for those in need.

The Haywood Pathways Center is accepting applications for emergency shelter. Individuals and families must meet eligibility requirements.

The Salvation Army is providing food at the Jukebox Junction at the intersection of US 276 and NC 215 in Bethel. Clothes to Kids is working with the school system to meet clothing needs for children. Lifeworks is distributing water and snacks near Canton.

Stay tuned for ongoing, accurate recovery information through Haywood County Emergency Services Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HaywoodCountyEmergencyServices.

To receive services or to make a donation in support of nonprofit-based recovery efforts, please contact the United Way of Haywood County, 828-356-2832.