The NWI COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund is a community fund supported by generous individual donors as well as corporate donations. The fund was established to support human services organizations and the individuals and families they serve who are affected directly and indirectly by the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. Lake Area United Way is overseeing this fund and is bringing its substantial expertise to this effort. You can also help your neighbors in this time of uncertainty and unprecedented need by donating to this fund.We would like to thank everyone who has donated to the fund especially:
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If you reside in Lake County and need help, you can visit www.ResourceRoundUp.com for information on services available during this time of crisis. You can also call 2-1-1 to get connected to services. For faster service, visit IN211.org.
The NWI COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund will NOT be distributing funds directly to individuals. This is because United Way is uniquely positioned to take a broad look at our community, find the gaps where services are needed for our struggling neighbors, and align the right programs, partners and funding to address those needs and solve those challenges.
We will be distributing funds directly to the organizations with deep roots in the community and strong experience with those most impacted in order to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable populations during this crisis.
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About the Fund:
The NWI COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund launched on March 18, 2020, to help ensure individuals, children and families in need are supported during this pandemic. Lake Area United Way and a coalition of partners are working with the human services sector to identify these immediate needs and make emergency funds available to organizations working directly with vulnerable populations.
The coronavirus is not just a health crisis. It’s an economic crisis, and the depth and magnitude of its spread is uncertain. At Lake Area United Way, we are committed to keeping you up-to-date on the unprecedented effort to help our most vulnerable populations during this crisis.
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