100% OF THE FUNDS RAISED SUPPORT RECOVERY EFFORTS.
Our purpose is to be there for those who need us most, so UWVP launched the Emergency Fund to assist with the evolving needs of our community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. When a crisis like this occurs, our hardest hit neighbors are those already struggling to make ends meet – we call them ALICE – Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. By donating, you are helping ALICE. ALICE includes:
- Hourly workers with no benefits, whose financial stability can be severely impacted by one crisis – like a missed paycheck.
- Low income families with children rely on getting their meals at schools that have now been closed
- People whose hours have been cut due to temporary closures
- People experiencing homelessness who do not have the resources to stay safe
WILL YOU JOIN US? EVERY DOLLAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
To continue to serve our neighbors during this critical time, our goal is to raise $3 Million to fully address the estimated need in our community as a result of COVID-19.
The Emergency Fund has already begin to impact the greatest needs in our community by providing:
plus additional needs such as toiletries, baby care, prescriptions, etc.
The needs in our community have already begun to shift. With calls for rent and utility assistance increasing, UWVP continues to respond. By partnering with key organizations across the community, we have infused emergency financial assistance into our current human services network to keep people and families in their homes. As distributers of the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, United Way is responsible for administering community grant funding to local Virginia Peninsula non-profit agencies as well as disseminating donor directed funds to other communities affected and in need during this time.
Thank you to our community partners who have made gifts to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund: