LAKELAND, FL – United Way of Central Florida is excited to announce $15 million in federal relief CARES Act funding will be distributed to Polk County residents through local nonprofits.
The CARES Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Please refer to the Coronavirus Relief Fund released on April 22, 2020.
Polk County Unites, a partnership with the Polk County Board of County Commissioners and UWCF, provides economic relief to Polk County residents laid off, furloughed or who have lost wages as a result of the impact of COVID-19.
Polk County residents in need of assistance can contact United Way’s 2-1-1 referral service by dialing 2-1-1 or texting their zip code to 898-211.
The agencies receiving funds to distribute are:
Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc.
Camp Fire USA
Central Florida Health Care
Church Service Center
Florida Baptist Children’s Homes/One More Child
Frostproof Care Center
Girls Inc. Lakeland
Heart 4 Winter Haven
HELP of Fort Meade
Lake Wales Care Center
Lake Wales Ministerial Alliance
Mulberry Community Service Center
RCMA – Polk
Salvation Army of East Polk
Salvation Army of Lakeland & West Polk
St Vincent de Paul Haines City
St Vincent de Paul Lakeland
The Way Center
Theatre Winter Haven
Women’s Resource Center
YMCA of West Central Florida
To improve lives and strengthen our community.
To create positive lasting change in our community by helping children succeed in school; promoting family financial stability and independence; and improving people’s health.
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