United Way Launches COVID-19 Community Relief and Recovery Fund


March 26, 2020

Whitman County, WA - United Way of Whitman County has launched a community fund to provide immediate assistance for those affected by COVID-19. Resources from this fund will be deployed to address the urgent health and economic needs of impacted individuals and communities as well as to provide basic human services. Priority will be given to nonprofit organizations that provide community safety nets and to those with strong connections to populations made vulnerable by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“During times of uncertainty, Americans come together to support their neighbors and their communities. The COVID-19 pandemic is a new challenge for all of us, but the human desire to help one another is not. Please donate and help our community rise to help those who need it most in this crisis.” -Eric Fejeran, Interim Director United Way of Whitman County

One-hundred percent of all donations will be dispersed to nonprofits serving individuals and families in need; no administrative cost will be reserved. Disbursements will be made as soon as funds are received and immediate needs are identified. The United Way of Whitman County will serve as a funnel of local donations and emergency funds from agencies such as FEMA. They will gather input from the agencies they presently assist and other non-profits who are in dire need of contributions. A heavy emphasis will be placed on providing food and basic living supplies to residents throughout our county..

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Pullman resident and United Way of Whitman County Board member Chris Oakley said, “While staying home is a necessity at this time, it prevents me from holding the hands of assisted living residents or collecting food from my neighbors for our local food banks. I am so grateful that the United Way has provided me with a way to help that does not put me or others in Whitman County at risk.”

Donate to the Whitman County Community Relief and Recovery Fund by following the links at http://www.whitmanunited.org or by mailing donations to P.O. Box 426, Pullman, WA 99163 For more information on this topic contact Eric Fejeran at 509-332-3691 or at [email protected]


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