TRI-COUNTY UNITED WAY SET TO BEGIN GRANTING FUNDS FROM COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND
Tri-County United Way is getting these dollars into our local community quickly, by funding nonprofit partners and service providers working directly with those disproportionately impacted by this challenging landscape. Generous donations from residents continue to grow the fund, as the need for community support is expected to increase. So far, we’ve raised more than $20 thousand, thanks to generous philanthropic, individual and community gifts. We worked quickly to form a Response Fund Allocations Committee tasked with guiding and overseeing the Fund and created an online application process through which community-based organizations can apply for Funding.
Distribution of our first in-kind donation of paper products to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund from Irving Tissue was enthusiastically received by over 30 local food pantries.
“Many thanks to the Irving family and the team at Irving Tissue in Fort Edward for their very generous donation of paper products to area food pantries as well as to other agencies within the tri-county area. Also, many thanks to Duane Vaughn, Kathy Tolstrup and The United Way for their efforts in coordinating the distribution of the Irving product.
While food pantries can’t provide for all of their clients’ needs, we can supplement their needs with what we have to offer allowing them to spend more of their limited resources on food, housing, medicine and utilities to name a few. We couldn’t do it without donations such as these and many others.” said Pete Klaiber, Director of the Hartford Food Pantry.
To apply for funding, go to: tricountyunitedway.org/covid-19-community-response-fund/
“The outpouring of support that we’ve received from the community is what’s making all of this possible,” said Judge David Krogmann, President, Tri-County United Way board. “Everything we are doing leads back to helping our partners come out of this stronger, but we have to remember that we are just at the beginning and the needs will continue to evolve and grow.”
To make a contribution, please visit www.tricountyunitedway.org
About Tri-County United Way
Tri-County United Way fights for the Health, Education and Financial Stability of every person in our community. The agency collaborates, convenes, and partners to support programs and initiatives that break the cycle of poverty, promote a healthy community where children are successful from kindergarten through graduation to a career, and where families have the tools, skills, and support they need to become financially independent. We win by living United. For more information about Tri-County United Way, visit www.tricountyunitedway.org.
Headquarters are at 696 Upper Glen Street, Queensbury, NY 12804. 518.793.3136