On Tuesday, May 5, Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger and Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle invite communities to participate in a global day of giving and unity, Giving Tuesday. The day responds to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during Giving Tuesday -- whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or donating to causes. Every act of generosity counts.
An immediate and growing need is for financial assistance with utility bills so that people who are having trouble making ends meet can continue to have access to clean water and electricity.
While there are many opportunities to support one another, the Giving Tuesday campaign in our area will begin with a call to donate to the Care to Share water bill assistance program of the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA).
Care to Share funds are administered by the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, in partnership with OWASA. A gift of $10 added to your water bill each month will provide emergency assistance for households impacted by this crisis. Or a lump sum donation of $150 will help a family in Chapel Hill or Carrboro pay off two monthly water bills