Each of us can help
By chipping in today, you’ll help bring immediate assistance and daily necessities to people living on the streets, people at risk of homelessness, students, individuals, and families.
Since United Way’s Pandemic Relief Fund began, the money raised has been able to meet urgent needs such as food supplies, support to working families deeply affected, unsheltered residents who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and low-income individuals, students and families at imminent risk of homelessness due to health and economic impacts of COVID-19.
As this crisis develops, we are constantly fine-tuning the distribution of the funding, taking care to balance immediate, urgent needs with longer-term recovery efforts, both of which continue to evolve at a rapid pace.
The two most urgent needs in front of us are:
Increasing access to care and triage for people living on the streets. The clock is ticking as we try to set up a system that will reach people before they become infected, and set up appropriate care for those who are. Success now can prevent significant deaths and reduce a major source of communal spread.
Identifying workers who do not qualify for federal dollars, and workers who are disproportionately impacted such as street vendors, domestic workers and day laborers. We will also work with strategic partners in industries who have been significantly impacted.
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If you wish to donate an amount of $10,000 or more, please contact Kristy Day, Major Gifts Officer, at [email protected], for assistance on processing your gift.
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