Fire Fund




  About the Fire Fund  


Our local QVC facility sustained a devastating fire December 18, 2021.  More than 2,000 of our friends and neighbors who worked there suddenly find themselves without a place to work. That loss, coupled with the uncertainty of Covid in our midst, placed a special hardship on all our QVC friends.

United Way Tar River Region has partnered with local nonprofit agencies and programs to ensure that donations are used to provide food assistance, financial stability (with housing, utilities, etc.), and other individual and family supports to meet the priority needs of the QVC employees. 

 

  Instructions to QVC employees/contract workers to access the Fire Fund   

Here are the simple steps to access the Fund:

1)  As an impacted QVC employee or contract worker, dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162 for a short intake that will determine your need(s) and the live operator will refer you to the appropriate local nonprofit partner;
2)  The local nonprofit partner will reach out to you (within 2-3 business days, at the latest) to confirm your financial need(s) and go through needed paperwork;
3)  Once the paperwork has been completed, the nonprofit partner will send payment directly to the vendor (landlord, Mortgage Company, or utility company).  Currently, we are providing up to $600 for rent/mortgage support and/or $600 for utility support per employee

 

  Donate to the Fire Fund  

To make a donation towards the Fire Fund to help QVC employees get back on their feet, CLICK HERE!

 

  Join the QVC Fire Fund - $2022  CHALLENGE  

KNOX PORTER, Rocky Mount, NC native, encourages others to donate toward the QVC Fire Fund

 

 

DR. HAYWOOD PARKER, long-standing United Way Board Director, encourages others to donate toward the QVC Fire Fund

 

 

DENISE WATKINS, with Rocky Mount’s Sky-Vue Skateland , encourages others to donate toward the QVC Fire Fund

 

 

STEPHENY HOUGHTLIN, from Main Street Rocky Mount and podcast and Talking Main Street with Stepheny, encourages others to donate toward the QVC Fire Fund

 

DR. JEAN WHITE, Certified Health Coach, encourages others to donate toward the QVC Fire Fund

 

 

KAREN HANCKEL, Rocky Mount, NC native, encourages others to donate toward the QVC Fire Fund