United Way COVID-19 relief fund at $400,000; makes first grants
The United Way of Allen County’s Emergency Relief Fund, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has raised about $400,000 so far, the agency reported Wednesday.
The response from our community is inspiring . . . We have a growing list of partners who have joined us in the fight to assist with community needs caused by the coronavirus,” the United Way said in a statement. The Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Community Transportation Network and YMCA Renaissance Pointe will each receive $20,000 to assist with their efforts of serving our community during the pandemic.
The initial funding priorities will specifically aim to increase:
• Food distribution
• Food support for seniors and those with disabilities (i.e. meal or grocery delivery)
• Emergency housing and shelter support
• Medical support services such as translation and transportation
Together, UNITED, we are working hard to overcome this time of uncertainty and providing the support that our community needs. But it cannot be done alone.
Contributions can be made at www.unitedwayallencounty.org/COVID-19.