Hometown Strong will expand its partnerships to serve all 80 rural counties. In addition to our regular support of local priorities, Hometown Strong will work with NC Pandemic Recovery Office to focus on key initiatives that help small towns and rural areas recover from health and economic impacts of COVID-19. During a time when large in-person meetings are no longer advisable, Hometown Strong will combine the use of socially distanced one-on-one visits and online meeting tools to build and maintain partnerships with rural communities.