The citizens who rely on United Way funded services are the same ones who will likely be affected most by the pandemic. Families who are asset-limited, income-constrained, employed (or ALICE) are the core of who we serve. These families live paycheck to paycheck and often are not able to make ends meet, despite holding a job.
With businesses closing, many of the heads of the ALICE households will have to take unpaid time off of work, be laid off, or will not be able to provide childcare while schools are closed.
“The best way to help right now is follow the CDC guidelines, limit your social interactions, and check on those close to you, especially the elderly.,” said Steve Bissonnette, President of Volunteers in Service to the Elderly. “We all need to become volunteers in service to the elderly right now.”
A gift of just $5 or more can help us keep these programs open and even expand as the need grows.
There are also opportunities to volunteer your time with our partner agencies. Click here for a full list of projects that are looking for volunteers.
And for more information on COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, click here.
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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