ANN ARBOR, MI (March 17, 2020)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announced a COVID-19 Community Relief Fund had been established on 3/10/20 to help meet emerging and critical needs in the community related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund has grown to more than $150,000 with the support of the Song Foundation, individual donors and businesses.
“The Song Foundation is proud to invest in the United Way COVID-19 Community Relief Fund and we are encouraging others to join this necessary collaboration to ensure our neighbors, friends and nonprofit community have the resources they need moving forward.,” shared Linh Song, co-founder of the Song Foundation.
Nonprofit agencies anticipate a surge in neighborhood needs, unchartered service requests and increased staff capacity needs and operating reserve needs. 100% of the funds raised will be used to help non-profits meet the needs of the vulnerable populations including those needing food, children, families facing loss of income due to business closures, health issues and those experiencing housing crisis.
“We encourage employees making Community Relief Fund gifts to see if it qualifies under their company’s matching gift programs.,” shared Pam Smith, President and CEO of UWWC. “Our systems and procedures are well tested and can expedite these funds quickly.”
For almost a century the United Way of Washtenaw County has been here for our community. Our agency will remain open to meet the needs of our County, to support our nonprofit partners and to share information about how you can help!