News & Announcements

Have a snowball and support the Shelter

Are you as hot as we are? Here’s a deal for you – and us. Local company Yeti Snowballs is making a contribution to the Shelter for EVERY snowball they sell at a public event. We are thrilled with this ongoing support. Through mid-September, they’ll be at Stallings Park in front of the waterpark on […]

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Groundbreaking – Moving on to our new building

Our groundbreaking marked the first physical step to building a new facility to serve the hungry and homeless in Union County. Click here for photos. Groundbreaking

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Frontier again sponsors Souper Bowl of Caring

Thanks to support by Frontier Communications, the Shelter is participating in the national Souper Bowl of Caring, a movement that capitalizes on the game’s energy to mobilize youth to care for residents who are hungry, homeless and in need. Last year, Union County Public Schools raised approximately half of the county’s $48,000 total, with Weddington High […]

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Shelter volunteers earn top county honors

Two Shelter volunteers earned the top volunteering honor in Union County for 2016. Donna Norwood was named Woman of the Year and Jesse Milliken was named Man of the Year by the previous winners. Both have been longtime volunteers in many aspects of Shelter operation and both served as chair of the board of directors. […]

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Melissa McKeown named COO

Melissa McKeown has been named chief operating officer of the Union County Community Shelter. This is a new position designed to allow Executive Director Kathy Bragg to focus her energies on building a new facility as well as program and fund development to support the hunger and homeless issues in Union County. McKeown has been […]

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