More Than $100,000 Invested in COVID-19 Relief and Recovery

The United Way has distributed more than $100,000 in COVID relief and recovery funds

It's hard to believe that it has now been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It certainly has had an
impact around the world and right here in Washington County with local individuals, families and businesses. We have even 
experienced the loss of some longtime avid United Way supporters. To these families in mourning, we continue to
mourn with you and will never forget.

We also continue to find ways we can respond, do good and then do better. When the pandemic came upon us, the United Way of Washington County swiftly put an emergency relief fund into action to help our non-proft agency partners respond to this health crisis. Our goal with the emergency fund was to move resources quickly to community-based organizations that were in the best position to help community members.

As this pandemic continues, we expanded our focus to recovery. Because of the generosity of our community and the
success of our 2020 campaign, last month we were able to provide funds to organizations that experienced the largest
decrease in revenue due to the shutdown ... helping to lift those that need us the most.

When we combine our funding for relief and recovery efforts, we've distributed more than $100,000 to our local nonproft
organizations. We are incredibly thankful and proud of Washington County supporters because we could not do our mission without you. 

Our work doesn’t stop here. Prior to the pandemic, our board adopted mental health as our next community initiative. Through various community conversations with law enforcement, schools, churches and other community groups, mental health was identified as one of the top issues in need of future community awareness and support. Over the next few months, we will be looking at ways we can invest in helping with this critical issue. It was a top issue prior to the pandemic and even more prevalent as we near post pandemic.

We look forward to keeping you, our supporters, informed about the work we do together - UNITED - to help local
individuals and families in need today and tomorrow.

 

RELIEF FUNDS

Awarded for immediate use to offset financial impact and emergencies due
to COVID-19

 

  • 4C Family Center of Washington County
  • Albrecht Free Clinic
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Washington County
  • Casa Guadalupe Education Center
  • Family Promise of Washington County
  • Family Service Association
  • Friends, Inc,
  • Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
  • Kettle Moraine YMCA
  • Senior Citizens Activities
  • Youth & Family Project
  • Personal Protection Items for all

 

RECOVERY FUNDS

Funds awarded to agencies that experienced a 20% or more loss in operating funds or other immediate financial issues in 2020. Funds are to help with their recovery efforts in agency operations and in providing services to the program participants.

  • Family Promise of Washington County
  • Family Service Association
  • Forward Careers
  • IMPACT
  • Kettle Moraine YMCA
  • Senior Citizens Activities