United Way of Central Oklahoma Activates COVID-19 Response Fund

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United Way of Central Oklahoma Activates COVID-19 Response Fund

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 11:09
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Fund will Support Partner Agencies in Central Oklahoma, Logan County and Canadian County

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United Way of Central Oklahoma has established the COVID-19 Response Fund dedicated to increasing resilience among our most vulnerable individuals and families. This fund will support Partner Agencies of United Way of Central Oklahoma, United Way of Logan County and United Way of Canadian County. It 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,” United Way of Central Oklahoma President and CEO Debby Hampton said. “While all of our daily lives have been disrupted, many people face critical challenges of lost wages, finding food and shelter and other health and human service needs. 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.”

 

For 97 years, United Way of Central Oklahoma has played a key role in responding to community emergency situations. We have enacted disaster relief funds to meet needs following the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, the tornadoes on May 3, 1999, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and other disasters. In each circumstance, United Way has effectively and efficiently distributed donors’ dollars to serve as many people as possible while maintaining the highest level of accountability. 

 

How to Donate

Donations to the United Way of Central Oklahoma COVID-19 Response Fund may be made online at www.unitedwayokc.org or by mail to United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 248947, Oklahoma City, OK  73124-8947.

 

About United Way of Central Oklahoma

United Way of Central Oklahoma researches human needs within the communities of central Oklahoma and directs resources to accountable health and human services agencies to meet those needs by improving the health, safety, education and economic well-being of its most vulnerable citizens. For more information about United Way of Central Oklahoma, please visit www.unitedwayokc.org or call (405) 236-8441.