Local Needs. Local Solutions.



Our Purpose

The Black River United Way (BRUW) creates a better quality of life for people in Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties by leveraging resources; to lead early grade learning programs for children, build family self-sufficiency, and ensure disaster resiliency through preparation and mitigation; with the goal of producing the greatest community impact.

Our Values

  • Community Focused: We are committed to working with and for the citizens of Georgetown and Williamsburg counties.
  • Commitment to Access: We will provide equitable access and awareness for our community to the programs that support BRUW’s purpose by removing barriers and leveraging resources.
  • Collaborative: We ensure that our work complements those organizations that support and share in BRUW’s purpose in making our community stronger.
  • Credibility: We will build and maintain trust by creating processes and procedures that ensure transparency, accountability, and integrity as we fulfill our goal of producing the greatest community impact.

Yolanda McCray


Tamara Greene

Vice President of Community Impact

Trava Hendrix

Finance Manager

Elken Grate

Education Manager


Kimberly Sharrrett

Volunteer Coordinator