United Way of Bradford County has launched the “United Way of Bradford County COVID-19 Relief and Response Fund” to support local nonprofit organizations serving our most vulnerable neighbors. United Way has already received $11,600 to the fund. Truist Bank has committed $2,600 and P&G-Mehoopany has committed $9,000. All donations received for the fund, minus any credit card fees, will be directed to the fund.
COVID-19 is creating significant challenges for our community. As we are individually taking the steps to protect our own families, we know this crisis will be devastating for our most vulnerable neighbors. Missing paychecks, the inability to pay rent, the lack of access to food and basic supplies are realities many in our community will face. At the same time, the health and human services that support our community during “normal” times are facing significant challenges meeting the increased demand for services. It is critical these organizations have the resources they need to continue to operate now and beyond the crisis.
What is the fund?
The “United Way of Bradford County COVID-19 Relief and Response Fund” will provide flexible resources to health and human service organizations across Bradford County to provide essential aid to those most impacted by the pandemic.
What will the donations support?
The funds will be directed to those in need of assistance for basic needs from a local organization. These needs may include food, shelter, rent assistance, utility assistance, medical assistance, 211 or other unmet basic needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who will decide how the donations are deployed?
Funding decisions will be made by local people (professionals and volunteers) who have experience evaluating critical needs and distributing funds. Funding decisions will be approved by the United Way of Bradford County’s Board of Directors.
The funds will be directed through a process similar to United Way’s “Emerging Needs Grant” process which has a proven track record of evaluating grants and providing funding quickly.
Who will receive funds?
Funds raised will be provided to non-profits as rapidly as possible to deploy resources quickly. Updates will be provided regarding the amount of dollars raised for the “United Way of Bradford County COVID-19 Relief and Response Fund” as well as the grants issued.
Will the donations stay in our community?
Yes. All donations will go to local nonprofits and help provide local services.
Is my donation tax deductible? YES!
United Way of Bradford County is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation. For actual tax implications, consult your tax advisor.
What are other ways to give?
To give by check, donors should note “United Way of Bradford County COVID-19 Relief and Response Fund” on the check and mail to United Way of Bradford County’s address at 24 Main Street, Suite 1 Towanda PA 18848.
If you have any questions, please contact Kerri Strauss at 570-485-5485 or email@example.com.
Where can I learn more about COVID-19 in Bradford County?
If you are looking for help and community resources, please visit https://nepa211.org/or call 211 for free information and referral 24/7 (you can also text your zip code to 898211), or visithttps://www.uwp.org/pacovid/ to access resources available through PA United Ways and COVID-19 response updates.