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August 3, 2022
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.
United Way worked rapidly with our partners to identify the needs of the most vulnerable and rallied the community to provide supports such as emergency funds for basic needs. Because supporters do local good, Alyisa can help those in need stay housed and employed.
When Charles found out that schools were closing at the same time his mom’s work was stopping, he was worried about how he would continue his studies.
When the pandemic hit, Patricia was worried about how she would be able to safely get essentials like food and medicine.
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.