OKC VeloCity | United Way of Central OK establishes COVID-19 response fund

United Way of Central OK establishes COVID-19 response fund

By Staff Reports / Inside OKC / March 19, 2020

The United Way of Central Oklahoma, Canadian and Logan counties has launched at COVID-19 Response Fund to support Partner Agencies of the three organizations.

According to an email release, "Dedicated to increasing resilience among our most vulnerable individuals and families, the COVID-19 Response Fund will be used to address the needs of those individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 related hardship primarily due to temporary unemployment, lost income or unexpected expenses related and due to COVID-19."

“As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts our community, we know that we must come together to protect the most vulnerable among us. We have created this fund to ensure that our Partner Agencies are able to help those throughout our communities who need it most during this crisis.”
- Debby Hampton, United Way of Central Oklahoma President & CEO

The United Way is also encouraging Oklahomans with COVID-19 questions to call the "2-1-1 Heartline," a United Way partner agency which offers a "compassionate voice to provide comfort and guide them to the appropriate health and human service for their situation."

More info at unitedwayokc.org.

 

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