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Covid-19 Help Guide

COVID-19 Help Guide

Hey guys, we know this is a tough time for everyone and we want to do our best to help as best as we can.

Couples, do not worry, we will do our best to accommodate you with new days if you guys decide to move your wedding day and to help you find new vendors if necessary.

We will be updating by adding new links and helpful information for everyone during this time.

Feel free to reach out if you need help with anything, we are here for you.

More than 1.6 million people are food insecure in North Carolina. This means they lack reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. Many of our neighbors also live in food deserts, areas where it’s difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food.
The Y is working hard to bridge this gap and provide access to our community. We began a nutrition department in 2013 to distribute healthy food, teach good nutrition habits, and do cooking demonstrations in Buncombe, Henderson, and McDowell counties.
Our Healthy Living Mobile Kitchens and Mobile Market distribute fresh food along with information on how to store it and practical, cost-effective cooking lessons. We now reach more than 300 families each month.

A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances: What You Need to Know:

As the novel coronavirus continues to infect people across the nation, COVID-19 is forcing businesses to shut down and causing millions of Americans to file for unemployment. In response, the U.S. federal government has introduced the CARES Act to provide financial assistance to individuals, small businesses and health care providers in an attempt to stabilize the economy.

The photography industry has gotten hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and Adobe recently responded to widespread school closures by offering students free access to its Creative Cloud. But the company is now going a step further and is apparently giving every subscriber two months of free subscription during this economic downturn.

Our team wants to help. We made a google sheet [located in our story highlights]for you to put in ANY financial need you have. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ The goal is to have the whole wedding industry come together, take a look at the sheet, and meet people’s needs. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ We remember exactly what it was like to be starting out in our business and getting through this current crisis would have been really hard for us. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ This isn’t a time for fear. We can all show the world what it means to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Let’s all work together and show the wedding industry what love looks like. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Please share this post so we can get all the needs met!

We encourage any artist, arts presenter, or arts venue in need of support due to cancellations from the outbreak of COVID-19 to fill out this application. This fund is a money-in, money-out fund. The collaborating organizations will disperse funds as they are donated. The NC Artist Relief Fund is a collaboration between Artspace, PineCone, United Arts Council, and VAE Raleigh.

To serve all members of our community, Buncombe County Health and Human Services will begin operating two drive through COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, March 18 from 2-6 p.m. Testing sites will be located at Biltmore Church in Arden and at UNC Asheville off of W.T. Weaver Boulevard. These sites will continue to operate throughout the week and the public can find operational times at  We will be operating this drive through clinic as long as tests are available and ask that community members be patient throughout the screening and testing process. The testing site is staffed by medical providers from BCHHS. Testing is available to all members of our community, regardless of their income or ability to pay.

Hey, I get it. You’re probably freaking the hell out right now about your finances. It’s not good. I mean it is REALLY not good. I am trying to compile as many financial resources for photographers that I can during the coronavirus outbreak.

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