Click here to access the Emergency Food and Shelter Program LRO application. 

The Local Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program has been notified the national program’s funding has been determined. This federal funding is designated to supplement and expand the work of local social services agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, to assist individuals with emergency rent and mortgage payments. For 2018, Henderson County was awarded $19,725 through the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program set-aside funds.

Interested organizations will find a fillable pdf application above. 

Complete the form, print and mail or hand deliver with the required attachments to United Way of Henderson County, 32 Smyth Avenue, Hendersonville NC 28792. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 6 at 3 p.m. Contact Sarah Kowalak, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

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Small businesses play a critical role in maintaining a thriving local economy. You are no less important to the success of United Way, as we endeavor to improve lives through our work in education,income, and health. Our Small Business League members are an important, growing family of donors, who are vital to helping us meet the needs of our community.

By spreading your $1,000 gift over 12 months, we make it simple and affordable for small businesses to assume a place of leadership in our community. In turn, you are dually recognized as an individual donor, and as a corporate supporter.

Contact Director of Resource Development Tate Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.692.1636 x1104 to learn more about how your small business can become a member! 

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A message from our 2018 Campaign Co-Chairs...

We can truly make a difference in the lives of individuals by acting together. This belief has supported me for the last 16 years while living2018 August 08 United Way Aug 2018 0117 79 in Henderson County and working with some of the most fragile segments of our population. I am grateful to share my belief by now working alongside Scott as a co-chair for this year’s United Way campaign.

You often see the dark side of humanity when looking into the lives of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault victims. However, you are also privileged to see the resilience that exists within each of us and gain a humbling appreciation for how much the compassion we show matters. My firsthand experience with the faith, love, and trust that people can display under the most difficult of conditions has been nothing short of a blessing. Over and over, I have been humbled by how incredibly generous and engaged our community can be. I sincerely hope that you will all share in this blessing and do your part in spreading that generosity and engagement.

Let’s work together to ensure that all those in Henderson County, regardless of background or circumstance, are overwhelmed with the support and caring that we have to offer. Let’s demonstrate through our actions that we are together in this life and that we are all better human beings when we Live United.

- Tanya Blackford
UWHC Campaign Co-Chair

My acting career at Flat Rock Playhouse has allowed me to live in beautiful Henderson County for over 30 years. Although I could move elsewhere, I have chosen to stay here because2018 August 08 United Way Aug 2018 0117 71 I love this community. I feel lucky to live in this beautiful place, but I know there are many folks in our area who are facing hard times. That’s why I am honored to serve as
co-chair for United Way’s campaign this year with my friend, Tanya.

United Way partners with many amazing nonprofit agencies to help children and youth succeed in school, families achieve financial stability, and community residents lead healthier lives and access food, shelter, and other critical services. United Way really does bring people together from all walks of life, and together, we can make a big difference! I’ve done some Shakespeare in my time, and I love this line from The Merchant of Venice: “How far that little candle throws his beams!” I think the Bard got it right. I hope you will join me so we can create positive change and throw more light to all the corners of Henderson County!

-Scott Treadway
UWHC Campaign Co-Chair



United Way of Henderson County 2018 Sponsors 

Signature Campaign Sponsor   Days of Caring
 Park Ridge Health   CarePartners Foundation (Gold)
 Wilsonart, Inc.    SELEE (Silver)            Wilsonart, Inc. (Silver)          PEPSI (Silver)         GE Lighting (Silver)
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Gold Campaign Sponsor   Pardee/UNC Health Care
 GE Lighting Solutions    
 Kimberly-Clark Corporation   Bearfootin' Bear 
 Morrow Insurance   BMW of Asheville
Silver Campaign Sponsor    2018 Campaign Video Sponsor
 Cooper Construction    Pardee/UNC Health Care
 Four Seasons CFL    
Bronze Campaign Sponsor   Women United                                              
 Edward Jones - Ken Adams    Champion Comfort Experts
 Edward Jones - Keith Johnson    
 Haynes Wire Company    
 Southern Alarm & Security   Rising Leaders
United Commuinty Bank   Friday Staffing (Gold)
 Self-Help Credit Union   Carolina Village (Silver)
 First Bank    
 Goldsmith Molis & Gray PLLC CPA    





Henderson County Youth Council (HCYC) is a student led and driven, county-wide youth organization supported by United Way of Henderson County. The council consists of representatives from all public high schools including Balfour Education Center and Early College and is open to youth enrolled in home schools.

Interested in becoming a part of the HCYC?

Application deadline was Friday, April 14th. Check back for information regarding recruitment of the 2019-2020 Henderson County Youth Council.

What does the Henderson County Youth Council do?

HCYC researches, surveys and initiates projects that benefit young adults in Henderson County. HCYC provides an opportunity for young people to learn about and put into action community wide planning as well as enhance leadership skills and responsibility.

Henderson County Youth Council goals:

  • Initiate community service projects and social events for young adults in Henderson County
  • Advocate for youth leadership opportunities
  • Advocate for inclusion of youth perspective in local government decision making

For more information, please contact HCYC Advisor, Adrienne Pomeroy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828-692-1636 x1111.



Quinn Albert, Hendersonville High School
Johnathan Austin, West Henderson High School
Kayla Bennett, Hendersonville High School
Brooks Bolin, West Henderson High School
*Taylor Calloway, North Henderson High School
Taryn Edgerton, North Henderson High School
*Moriah Fender, West Henderson High School
Hannah King, West Henderson High School
*Oliver Kompathoum, Hendersonville High School
Mitali Merchant, North Henderson High School
Caroline Maxon, West Henderson High School
Claire Parker, West Henderson High School
Alexla Perez-Sanchez, Henderson County Early College
*Janeissa Romero, Henderson County Early College
Kathryn Thomas, Hendersonville High School

*Denotes returning member