This week, we took the incredible generosity of Vermonters from across our region and were able to fund 14 nonprofit organizations doing critical work to support individuals and families in a huge variety of ways throughout the community. I want to share with you what your incredible support was able to do for those in our communities whose lives have been turned upside down by this pandemic.
With your help, we raised over $17,000 in the Relief & Response Fund by last 5/8/20. United Way has worked quickly and collaboratively to invest your contributions to our COVID-19 Relief & Response Fund back into the community to address immediate needs and support working families, the most vulnerable Vermonters, and the well-being of our community.
To those of you who donated to the Relief & Response Fund, we have been humbled and inspired by the ways big and small that you, our friends, collaborators, and donors, continue to LIVE UNITED in support of our Central and Northeastern Vermonters. Thank you for demonstrating how generous our community is and for using philanthropy to make a difference.
Below is a list of the organizations that have received grants. We are happy to announce that because of the generosity of our donors, in this first round, all applying organizations received some level of funding. However, this has exhausted current funding, but we continue to fundraise as we do not see the needs ending even as the State of Vermont moves into a Recovery phase and particularly because of the extension of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order. If you are able to help, please consider a gift to the Relief & Response Fund to help neighbors in our community.
|Organization Name||Region||Funding Detail|
|Barre Community Justice Center||CVT||Housing support|
|Burke Senior Meal Site||NEK||Kitchen equipment to meet increased demand for senior meals|
|Catamount Film & Arts||NEK||Production of PPE for healthcare & community, employee support|
|CVHHH||CVT||Personal Protective & Telehealth Equipment|
|Danville Senior Activity Center||NEK||Materials to package meals for seniors to meet increased demand|
|Downstreet Housing||CVT||Critical and stable housing support|
|East Burke School||NEK||Digital equipment to connect students to remote education|
|Enough Ministries||CVT||Support of meal preparation for formerly homeless guests now living in hotels|
|Family Center Washington County||CVT||Support of families with young children to maintain connectivity|
|Good Samaritan Haven||CVT||Housing support for those formerly housed at shelter in Barre, now in hotels, retrofits to shelter to continue to serve guests|
|North Country Hospital||NEK||Support for furloughed workers and families|
|Town of Charleston||NEK||Continued service of emergency food for seniors in West Charleston|
|Umbrella||NEK||Food for seniors, shift in continuation of services for those impacted by domestic violence|
|United Way Lamoille County/Lamoille Family Center||NEK||Creation and distribution of education packets for home bound families in Caledonia County|