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United Way Emergency Fund

PARTNER AGENCIES: UPDATE YOUR COVID-19 EFFORTS HERE.

support COVID-19 recovery by donating here. 

100% of the funds raised will help support outbreak recovery efforts. 

As an organization dedicated to the well-being of our community, we are closely watching the developments surrounding the spread of COVID-19. United Way of the Virginia Peninsula has set up an Emergency Fund to assist with the evolving needs of our community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Emergency Fund has been set up to provide coordination of care for those affected by closures and unemployment, especially our friends and neighbors who fall in the ALICE population. 

The spread of COVID-19 is likely to have a lasting impact in our community, especially affecting those who are medically and economically vulnerable including:

- Workers who are paid hourly and/or do not have medical benefits and/or paid leave 

- 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 and do not have the resources to stay safe

Both United Way information and referral services are running at this time. If you are in need of assistance and live in Williamsburg, James City County or Upper York County, call the United Way Community Resource Center at 757-229-2222. If you are in need of assistance and live in Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson or lower York county, call United Way's First Call at 757-594-4636.

We encourage everyone to prioritize personal health and hygiene, to trust the guidance of health experts and local officials, and continue to choose kindness. Additionally, use further precaution and take the steps provided by the Virginia Health Department here to prevent illness. Wash your hands with soap and water often, and stay home if you are not feeling well.

Click HERE to view the letter of address from United Way of the Virginia Peninsula.

SUPPORT the UNITED WAY EMERGENCY FUND

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula has set up an emergency fund to assist with the greatest needs in our community. 100% of the funds raised will help support outbreak recovery efforts. To make a gift, click HERE. In the section that reads "Contribution is for:" please select: United Way Emergency Fund (COVID-19 Recovery)

Click HERE to download flyer.

HELPFUL LINKS

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)

Local Updates (GHRconnects)

What To Do if You Are Sick (CDC)

Keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools, or Commercial Establishments Safe (CDC)

Government Assistance 

FAQs (CDC)

Learn About Your Rights as a Tenant during the COVID-19 Outbreak (English)

Learn About Your Rights as a Tenant during the COVID-19 Outbreak (Spanish)

American Red Cross Coronavirus Shelter at Home Tips