Our response to COVID-19

Supporting our communities

At United Way of Greater Chattanooga, the health and safety of our community is our priority. We have been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and will be following guidelines from the CDC and Tennessee Department of Health. We know you may have questions about what we are doing to keep our community healthy, and we want to share the actions we’re taking to help.

Right now we are working closely with a variety of community partners to provide consistent messaging and responses on the pandemic to the social services sector.

Needs and Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking to Get Help or Give Help, we have added a COVID-19 Community Response section to our website. These pages include an evolving list of community partner resources, volunteer opportunities, supply needs and giving opportunities. These will continue to be updated as we gather new information on efforts from our partners on behalf of the community and we will be sharing on our social channels as well. If you are a nonprofit providing assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, please fill out this form and we’ll work to connect with you and add you to shared relief effort databases.

Office Closure

To help limit the spread of COVID-19 and support efforts to promote social distancing, United Way offices will be closed to the public effective March 16, 2020, until further notice.

As a duty of care organization, we recognize our role in ensuring all Greater Chattanoogans get the support they need during this critical time. As such, most United Way staff will be working remotely and will continue to be available by email, phone, or virtually.


United Way public events and trainings scheduled for March and April have been canceled, postponed, or will be accommodated online. Events scheduled for May or later will be determined in the coming weeks.

Greater Chattanooga has repeatedly proven that we are strongest during our most difficult times. Uniting and supporting one another is what we do. Please take care of yourself, and we thank you for taking care of one another!

For current information and guidance regarding COVID-19, please go to the Tennessee Department of Health website.

Regular updates and case-specific needs are surfacing on a moment-to-moment basis. To view and share these opportunities follow us on our social accounts.