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604 7th Street SW
Taylorsville NC  28681
828-632-1080 ext 327 (Business)
828-632-1092 (Fax)

Alexander County Family YMCA
Sam Franklin, VP Operations/ED
Wilkes Family YMCA
Karen Martin, Fitness Director
Christie Harrington, Membership Director
260 Black Oak Ridge Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-632-2232 (Business)
828-632-0608 (Fax)

The Salvation Army
Rob Setliff

226 Westgate Dr.
Taylorsville NC 28681

322-3066 (Business)
Shelter Home of Caldwell County
Sharon Poarch, Executive Director

PO Box 426
Lenoir NC 28645
828-758-0888 (Business)
828-635-8850 (Business)
828-635-8841 (Fax)

Alexander Rescue Squad
Keith Millsaps
*Staffed by male and female volunteers who spend many hours in training and rescue services throughout the county. They provide standby support to the County Emergency Services and serve as First Responders in medical emergencies.
PO Box 938
197 Emergency Street
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-302-1652 (Cell)
American Red Cross
Bob Burns, Manager
Suzan Anderson, Executive Director
*The Alexander/Catawba County Chapter provides relief to local families who experience home fire burnouts and other disasters. They provide support to local fire and rescue agencies during the conduct of major fire and rescue operations. Annually they collect more than 1000 pints of blood, which replaces the blood-bank used by local residents
PO Box 116
81 Liledoun Road
Taylorsville, NC 28603
828-632-1990 (Business)
828-308-4595 (Cell)
828-632-1164 (Fax)
Alexander County Partnership For Children
Susan Cogdill, Executive Director
*A non-profit organization that augments services for children birth to five years of age in Alexander County. The Smart Start initiative is a collaborative effort which involves concerned citizens from all different segments of our community to ensure that every child enters school healthy and ready to succeed.
1565 NC Hwy 90W
PO Box 1661
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-632-3799 (Business)
828-632-6411 (Fax)
Alexander County 4-H
Lenny Rogers, Director
*Programs that provide educational and enrichment opportunities to 5,709 youth through community clubs, school enrichment programs, special interest programs, camps and retreats. Involves over 1,233 adult bolunteers to implement the programs.
376 1st Avenue SW
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-632-3125 (Business)
828-632-7533 (Fax)

Communities in Schools
Glendora Yarborough, Executive Director

613 Cherry Street
North Wilkesboro NC 28659
336-652-7830 (Office)

Boy Scouts of America
Chris Scruggs
*Supports local scouting programs serving boys in the Cub Scouts and Explorer programs. More than 500 youth are served by scouting in Alexander County.
29 Lake Hickory Place #12
Granite Falls, NC 28630
828-851-1302 (Business)
828-851-1302 (Fax)

What does it take to be a United Way Agency?

Must be a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization

Must have been in operation at least two years

Operating budgets $100,000 or less must submit a copy of their annual tax return form #990 in lieu of audited financial statements

Operating budgets over $100,000 must submit annual audited financial statement

Must have an active, rotating Board of Directors

Must have a charter of incorporation and by-laws

Must have licensing and accreditation

Must have a no fee or sliding fee scale policy

Must have a board adopted policy of non-discrimination for hiring and services.


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