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Who We Are

Gaston SAVES (Safety, Awareness, Vital Emergency Support) promotes community safety and education to at risk populations throughout Gaston County.


We provide resources and guidance for community members to properly receive care, shelter and hope before, during, and after an emergency.


We encourage and empower every segment of our community, from individual to businesses, with the necessary information they need to prepare for the impacts of future disasters.

Vital Emergency Support

We work with local partners and community members across all levels to strengthen partnerships and access new sources to quickly meet the needs of emergency situations.

Our Mission

The ultimate goal of Gaston SAVES is to save lives by providing guidance, information, and quick access to vital resources for Gaston County residents on critical health and safety issues. Our commitment is to build community advocacy in Gaston County on issues with broad impact.

Our Values

Gaston SAVES is dedicated to serving the community before, during, and after emergencies to build community advocacy. We aspire to turn our compassion and commitment into action that will save lives.


What has getting the COViD-19 meant for you? Share your photos and stories with us and tag them #GastonSaves
Sorry if you hate needles. I do too, but not this needle. I loved it. I became eligible for the Covid 19 vaccine in NC this week because I teach in higher Ed.  I was fortunate to get a spot in the Gaston Saves drive through clinic today. It was a smooth as silk process, and feels like a big step forward. I got the Moderna shot. I would have taken any shot, but I am particularly glad to get this one for several reasons - it is the one my mom took — and Dr.Fauci. One of the lead researchers, Dr. Kizzy Corbett, is a native of North Carolina and a great example of women and people of color in science. That’s so cool. Plus, who wouldn’t want a dose of Dolly’s medicine? Next dose on April 1. I won’t be thinking about the fact that that is April Fools Day.
Vaccinations are now being offered weekly to those in Groups 1, 2, and 3 who live or work in Gaston County. Pre-register now and we'll send you an email when it's your turn to set up your appointment. Please keep in mind it may be a few months before we are scheduling all groups. The tested, safe and effective vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first. Link in bio. 

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Do you know your group? The COVID-19 vaccine is being given by groups. If you are unsure where you fall, you can use this tool to find out:

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Have you pre-registered to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Vaccinations are currently being offered weekly to those in Phase 1 and 2 who live or work in Gaston County but you can pre-register now. We'll send you an email when it's your turn to set up your appointment. Please keep in mind it may be a few months before we are scheduling all groups. The tested, safe and effective vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first. 

Link in bio.

#covidstopswithme #masktogethergc #gastonsaves
Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Wednesday, January 27th a panel of doctors, public health experts and community leaders will answer questions submitted below on Facebook Live.

Join Gaston County from 12-1 pm January 27th.

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Get used to that #masklife. Experts say might be masking up into 2022, with them coming back when there are community flares of the virus.
The CDC also says we should still practice social distancing and good hand-washing, even after getting both doses of the vaccine.
#gastonsaves #maskupNC #countonmeclt
Take steps to care for yourself and help protect others in your home and community. Learn more here:

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: 

Those in the 1A and 1B groups can submit their information to the county using this new online form (link in bio). The county continues to work to get voicemails and email messages about vaccination appointments answered. Once those messages are returned, the county will reopen its COVID-19 vaccination hotline.

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Play it safe, Gaston! #MaskTogetherGC #GastonSaves
Play it safe this holiday season! 

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Gaston County has added a FREE drive-thru COVID-19 testing site. If you are planning to gather for the holidays, consider getting a COVID-19 test in advance. 
•WHEN: Monday, Friday, Saturday 11 am – 7 pm (weather permitting)
•WHERE: Citizen’s Resource Center - 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034
•WHO: Testing is available for children 1-18 and adults regardless of county of residence.

Reserve a spot at

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Together we can slow the spread of COVID-19 during the holidays. Play it safe and Mask Together, Gaston. 

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Our family, friends, and businesses are seeing the impacts of COVID-19. We've heard so many personal stories and want to start sharing why they choose to play it safe this holiday season with you. 

Rev. Darial A. Jackson with St. John's Missionary Baptist Church-Gastonia says his church has been closed since the beginning of March. They will continue with virtual service because right now it's too risky. 

Rev. Jackson said, "We can beat this but we need to be proactive. Wear your mask and wash your hands."

#GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC
Look who made the front page of the paper today! I feel like I made History! 
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They wear masks for family! Share why you wear a mask in the comments: #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC
The Gaston billboards are up! It's that feeling you get when your parents put your art on the fridge as a kid, only bigger. We are thrilled to share the work we recently launched for #GastonSaves with #MaskTogetherGC as our first initiative. Learn more about the strategic campaign from the link in our bio!  #havencreative #havenmavens #communitybranding #teamteal
How are you celebrating Halloween this weekend? Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. Just a reminder: If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters. #GastonSaves
#MaskTogetherGC for family! Young children and older adults are at risk of contracting the virus, especially those with compromised health conditions. Protect your loved ones by wearing a mask! It's going to take all of us. #GastonSaves

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