United Way’s Emergency & Homelessness Prevention Fund
“Ulster County has always come together in times of crisis and this is no exception. We’ll do everything in our power to meet the immediate and emerging needs of our residents.” – Stacey Rein, President & CEO
This fund drive will help the hourly, low-wage workers in our community who have been laid off, fired, or given reduced hours as a result of COVID-19. We do not make cash payments, but pay vendors (i.e. utility company, landlord, insurance company, phone company, etc.).
While there are some time-limited resources becoming available, these families will certainly need additional resources, especially in the coming months. Please consider contributing to ensure that they have some degree of economic stability now and in the aftermath of this crisis. Thank you.
If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Rein at 331-4199, ext. 1.
Project Resilience is a countywide partnership to organize fundraising, meal delivery, and other support to those in need throughout the county following the outbreak of COVID-19. Funds raised here will be used to purchase meals from local businesses and not-for-profit organizations, helping to keep dollars circulating in our food economy while we ensure that everyone is fed, as well as for other support.
We are aiming to raise $5 million dollars. That may sound like a lot, but it’s roughly the cost of a week’s groceries for everyone in the county. Please step up and contribute to help your neighbors – any amount, small or large, will be a huge help.
Chamber President Ward Todd interviewed Stacey Rein of United Way of Ulster County about Project Resilience. Listen now
To request meal assistance click here.
To sign up as restaurant or food service provider click here.
COVID-19 Resources & Information
Federal, State and local programs and resources created for those dealing with loss of work, childcare issues, food insecurity, stress and more issues related to the COVID-19 crisis in our community.
This list will be updated regularly as information becomes available.
United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline is a free, confidential, multilingual service to assist the public in finding the answers to a variety of Health and Human Services related questions. It is open 365 days a year. Dial 2-1-1.
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