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ANN ARBOR, MI (October 28 2020) - United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) has invested a new round of grants totaling $69,000 through its COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund. In addition to the $90,000 previously granted this brings the overall total invested by UWWC in COVID-19 Relief and Recovery efforts to 1.2 million dollars. The Recovery Fund was launched after the close of United Way’s Community Relief Fund to continue meeting the critical and...
October 21, 2020; Four Washtenaw County organizations received Rapid Response Initiative Grants from the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities. The applications will allow the organizations to continue to respond to community needs associated with the disparate impacts COVID-19 has had on communities of color. Together, the United Way of Washtenaw County, Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels, Food Gatherers and the Washtenaw County Health...
Barrier Busters Requests Triple During COVID-19 Response   Washtenaw County, MI – Newly released summary reports from the Washtenaw County Office Community and Economic Development (OCED) show financial assistance requests made to the Barrier Buster Unmet Needs Fund tripled during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. From March 18th to June 30th, more than $200,000 in direct assistance was provided to 346 households to help them stay...
Washtenaw County, MI – The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our community beyond its public health impact. Many workers have been laid off, furloughed, or lost their jobs due to the pandemic’s impact on businesses, making it hard for them to make ends meet. During this challenging time it is critical for residents to receive support navigating financial decisions and connecting to addition service and resources. In response, the Washtenaw County...
ANN ARBOR, MI (July 23, 2020)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) has invested $90,000 through its COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund. The Recovery Fund was launched after the close of United Way’s Community Relief Fund to continue meeting the critical and emergent needs of populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, support individuals who have experienced a loss in income and/or employment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ensure...
The eviction moratorium was set to lift June 30 and has now been extended to July 15 by Governor Whitmer. Here’s what that means – temporary suspension of evictions has been extended. Governor Whitmer has also created the Eviction Diversion Program, which outlines a process for renters to get fast rental assistance or establish a payment plan. Rental assistance under the program will be available beginning July 16. United Way of Washtenaw County...
ANN ARBOR, MI (July 2, 2020)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announced its COVID-19 Community Relief Fund (Fund) has invested their final round of funding totaling $192,545 in grants to 13 nonprofit organizations and groups responding to critical needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in Washtenaw County. In total United Way invested $1,050,000 into the community and funded 64 grants to agencies and groups serving Washtenaw County....
  ANN ARBOR, MI (June 11, 2020) - United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announces a National Day of Virtual Action brought to you by VolunteerWashtenaw.org, UWWC’s Volunteer Center and the Emerging Philanthropists. Join us on Friday, June 19 for National Day of Action to put UWWC’s mission into action by improving the building blocks for a good quality of life.   Traditionally held on the longest day of the year, Day of Action invites volunteers...
Our community is suffering. We see you. We hurt with you and we are here for you. The past week of death and racist violence has been disheartening, disturbing and incomprehensible. The brutality of George Floyd’s death, along with so many other Black lives, requires us to raise our voices, to fight against racism, to end repressive use of force by police, to demand change and advocate for dismantling systemic and institutional racist structures...
ANN ARBOR, MI (May 21, 2020) - United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) invites the community to participate in a special COVID-19 Edition of its original 21-Day Equity Challenge to build the community’s awareness on the ways that bias, prejudice, privilege, and oppression show up in our work and lives. UWWC has a vision that by 2030, your zip code will no longer predict your opportunity in life. At present, in Washtenaw County, it does. “The...

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