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Posted on: November 19, 2020

It’s Care to Share Day in Carrboro

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Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 19, as Care to Share Day to help raise funds for the Care to Share bill-assistance program administered by OWASA and the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service.

This year’s Care to Share Day will, like most things in 2020, look much different than it has before, but the need is even greater this year.

Read Mayor Lavelle’s proclamation at https://www.townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/8274/2020-Care-to-Share-Proclamation

Watch the Mayor’s Message about Care to Share at https://youtu.be/TaxLaJ_vNF4

DONATE TO CARE TO SHARE at https://www.owasa.org/help-my-neighbor-care-to-share/

Message from OWASA 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our community, including making it difficult for some residents to make ends meet. OWASA temporarily suspended service disconnections www.owasa.org/owasa-planning-to-resume-standard-bill-collection-procedures-in-september for non-payment in March 2020. While that moratorium is still in place, we have seen a large increase in the number of accounts past due and the balance on those accounts continues to grow.

For this year’s Care to Share Day, we are asking the community to get involved and help us spread the message about this program on social media. Between now and Giving Tuesday, December 1, we’re asking our community to imagine a day without water. No drinking water from the tap. No water for making coffee or cooking. No water for a shower or clean laundry. Post a short video to Facebook or Twitter about what a day without water would mean to you, tag OWASA and two friends, and use the hashtag #CareToShare with a link to the donation page.

OWASA’s goal is to sign up 100 additional donors to Care to Share! That would increase the number of donors by 10%, and it would go a long way to helping our community both during the pandemic and once we are resuming pieces of our normal lives.

More information is available about how to donate to the Care to Share https://www.owasa.org/help-my-neighbor-care-to-share/ program through an on-bill monthly donation or through a one-time gift. Thank you for helping our neighbors in need.

You can read more about the second-annual Care to Share Day as part of the Wonderful Water series on 97.9 The Hill at Care to Share Day as part of the Wonderful Water series on 97.9 The Hill https://chapelboro.com/town-square/wonderful-water/wonderful-water-care-to-share-day

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