Aloha United Way is actively working to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our community as Hawaii confronts COVID-19. Along with the severe public health crisis, our community is facing an extreme economic crisis in its wake that has no clear end in sight. The most vulnerable members of our community, many of whom already face health and economic disparities, will be disproportionately affected by the global pandemic.
We are experiencing an immediate increased demand for services and support, along with a record number of calls to our 211 helpline requesting referrals to rent and utility assistance, housing, food, healthcare, and other basic human needs. We expect this to continue to soar and are counting on community support to meet the rapidly growing need.
Aloha United Way’s Hawaii COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund was activated to swiftly raise and deploy flexible resources to local nonprofit agencies supporting those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Through trusted partnerships, the Fund will provide support for local nonprofit organizations to address:
- Food insecurity
- Housing and shelter needs
- Rent/utility access
- Disaster/crisis response
- Medical needs
- Childcare and eldercare
Your donation will ensure that-- in collaboration with community partners, foundations, nonprofit agencies and donors-- we are able to meet the critical human services for our most vulnerable in Hawaii in this time of crisis.