Amid the COVID-19 crisis, United Way of Southwestern PA is taking a leadership role in addressing the public health, human services and emergency basic needs crisis in our region.
Over the past several weeks, we have worked closely with the leading regional foundations—The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Henry L. Hillman Foundation and the Richard King Mellon Foundation —to set up a fund to address the COVID-19 crisis to address the economic impact and immediate needs of vulnerable populations.
We have also partnered with the PNC Foundation and Eat’n Park Hospitality Group for the Students and Families Food Relief Fund to support families struggling with food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, United Way’s Emergency Basic Needs Fund has been in place for years, to provide emergency assistance to families and individuals. Add to this the current pressures we are all now facing as a result of COVID-19 and the struggle can turn a difficult situation into a real emergency like homelessness, food insecurity or an other financial crisis situation.
United Way focuses on solving our community’s toughest issues by bringing together the region’s best and brightest. Donors, volunteers, corporate and community leaders and strong agency partners, to develop solutions and find every dollar we can to improve the lives of people in need in our community. We are more than just fundraisers. We are the hand raisers, the game changers, the take on the impossible problem solvers. And with your help, we are making a difference for those in need right here at home.
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