The COVID-19 Relief Fund was launched to help ensure our community members have basic needs during this time.
Funds have been allocated to nine agencies in our community who are helping members meet basic needs, including groceries, rent and utility assistance and mental health.
People share how the COVID-19 Relief Fund has helped them.
"My client that normally pays full fee, we offered the family the (United Way) grant. The mother expressed gratitude for this gift. She shared that during this time, it allows her to ensure her son's mental well being can me maintained and he can continue to grow. She was so excited and cried when I told her"
"I've never had to ask for assistance before. It's rather humbling. I've always worked in hotels and never lacked hours. My bosses have always found me plenty to do until now.I'm embarrased, but grateful (this) money is here to help."
"Thank you so much for helping us, it truly means a lot. I don't know what we would have done if it wasn't for..United Way."
"It's me, my wife and four kids. I lost my job as a busser for a restaurant. While my wife works, her hours have been cut. We needed diapers for our youngest or we were going to have to use towels. Thank you so much."
"I already got denied for unemployment. I have worked so hard to get my life back on track and then this kicked me in the gut. People giving money like this to help me, I mean I'm a stranger, is restoring my faith after I was so mad, at nobody really, that I couldn't get unemployment.'