United Way of NWA to launch COVID-19 response fund

The United Way of NWA is planning to implement a COVID-19 response fund to help support locals impacted by the virus beginning in earl April.

According to a press release issued earlier this week, the United Way’s fund will be designed to complement the work of government and public health officials to address all aspects of the outbreak in NWA.

The first phase of “proactive” and “response” grants will fund nonprofits to assist with the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations in the areas of health, education, and financial stability, officials said.

“Together, we will overcome this pandemic by making sure the most vulnerable among us are protected,” said United Way CEO Jackie Hancock.”

The organization will administer the fund, with an advisory committee of local funders and institutions that work directly with the impacted populations overseeing the application process.

The application for organizations seeking funds will be available at unitedwaynwa.org/covid19donate by April 3.

Additional phases of future funding will be developed according to funds available, community needs, and government response.
onation to the fund can be made by individuals, companies or organizations online atunitedwaynwa.org/COVID19donate or by texting Text COVID19NWA to 71777.

You may also contact Christina Hinds, Vice President Resource Development to make a donation to support the COVID-19 Response Fund for NWA at [email protected].