COVID-19 Relief Fund for Southwest Virginia Communities
A Resiliency and Social Innovation Initiative for Southwest Virginia
United Way of Southwest Virginia is accepting donations to establish the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a resiliency and social innovation initiative. A regional community organization focused on improving health, education, and economic mobility, United Way of Southwest Virginia will respond to the needs of our communities experiencing detrimental economic effects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
United Way of Southwest Virginia is forming a regional advisory council comprised of donors to the fund, business and nonprofit organizations, and health and human service agencies to develop the response strategy for Southwest Virginia. United Way of Southwest Virginia will form strategic public-private partnerships with community organizations to meet the needs of individuals affected. Both immediate and long-term, these efforts will focus response efforts on vulnerable populations, including children, families, and the ALICE population. ALICE, an acronym coined by United Way that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed represents men, women, and families who work hard and earn more than the official Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living.
You may make your gift online at https://unitedwayswva.org/covid19/ or mail your gift to United Way of Southwest Virginia, COVID-19 Relief Fund, P.O. Box 644, Abingdon, VA 24212. For questions, please contact Mary Anne Holbrook, Director of Community Relations at (276) 525-4075.