United Way NSV’s COVID-19 Relief Fund hits $83,000
United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley received $41,670 in private donations for their COVID-19 Relief Fund, all of which have been matched with emergency funding dollars to reach 83,340 total COVID-19 Relief Fund dollars.
Funds were distributed yesterday, April 2, to the following nonprofits:
- The Salvation Army Winchester, to support the mobile feeding canteen and distribution of food and meals to remote families in need.
- Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging for the Meals on Wheels program and for food and hygiene items for homebound seniors.
- AbbaCare Pregnancy and Resource Center to provide diapers, wipes and formula to ALICE families.
- Community Care & Learning Center to help with supplies and to cover the cost of registration fees for childcare for essential employees.
There is still more than $8,000 left in matching funds available. If interested in donating, visit the United Way NSV’s website.
On Thursday, March 26, 2020, the first four recipients of this grant funding were: Faithworks, Highland Food Pantry, Blue Ridge Housing Network, Inc., and Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic. Elise joined Janet in the studio for The Valley Today with Bob Boulter from Faithworks to talk about the impact of the grant will have on his organization and the hopes for the fund moving forward. You can listen to that conversation here: https://theriver953.com/podcast/united-way-nsvs-covid-19-relief-fund-faithworks/
The COVID-19 Relief Fund was designed to expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible. Grants will be dispersed to agencies within the United Way NSV catchment area of the City of Winchester, Frederick, Clarke, Shenandoah and Page counties that are directly supporting local residents and families who are most affected by emerging health, economic and social impacts.
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