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August 3, 2022
When COVID-19 hit, Alex struggled to stay connected with his community. Thanks in part the supports that Alex and his family receive, they have found resilience in these challenging times and new ways to spread positivity to their neighbours.
United Way worked rapidly with our partners to identify the needs of the most vulnerable and rallied the community to provide supports such as technology for individuals living with disabilities to safely access supports. Because supporters do local good, individuals like Alex have they help they need.
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With domestic violence cases rising due to the current crisis, Mary wasn’t sure how she would be able to meet the increased need. With the current physical barriers, many of her program participants didn’t have the same access to the support of their friends and families.
When the pandemic hit, Patricia was worried about how she would be able to safely get essentials like food and medicine.
When COVID-19 hit, Aylisa worried about how she would be able to give the participants in her program hope. Many were facing eviction, mounting utility bills, or obstacles to being able to work.