United Way of Washtenaw COVID-19 Community Relief Fund receives $25,000 in support from Google

ANN ARBOR, MI (March 24, 2020)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announced support from Google to maximize the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund (Fund).

The Fund is to help meet emerging and critical needs in the community related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund ‘s goal is one million dollars and has met 60% of its goal with help from local Foundations, individual donors and businesses.

“Google Ann Arbor is proud to join this effort, continuing our partnership with local leaders and organizations to alleviate challenges in this community,” said Karen Godwin and Charles Scrase, site leaders for Google Ann Arbor. “We appreciate the United Way's leadership during this unprecedented time. Right now, community is more important than ever, and this collective effort shows that our's is a powerful one.”

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. “The need grows every day and every gift is an important one”

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!