Tri-County United Way
Media contact: Duane Vaughn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tri-County United Way asks local families to complete important survey to assess economic impact of COVID-19
Queensbury. Tri-County United Way is launching a survey to assess the economic impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on individuals and families in Warren, Washington and Northern Saratoga counties. All local residents are invited to complete the COVID-19 Community Survey at www.tricountyunitedway.org.
Individual responses are confidential.
“In good times and bad, United Way does all it can do to improve the lives of those in our communities. Every family in Warren, Washington and Northern Saratoga counties has felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this remarkable time, we are asking you to help our community through recovery, one family at a time.” said Judge David Krogmann, President, Tri-County United Way Board of Directors.
Before the pandemic hit, 40% of local households were led by workers unable to earn enough to cover the basics and save for an unexpected crisis or job loss. For many, the economic crisis has stripped available assets and abruptly repositioned families into unfamiliar financial positions. The survey seeks information on a wide range of topics, including the most pressing concerns, job changes, impact of schools reopening and other economic changes local families are navigating.
“Five minutes of your time to complete an online survey will help us understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted you and your family. As we respond to immediate needs, we are thinking ahead to the next phase of recovery and what will be needed most to help get families back on track.” said Duane Vaughn, Executive Director.
The survey takes about five minutes and includes questions such as:
What are you concerned about in the weeks and months ahead? (Check all that apply)
• The economic health of my community
• Paying rent/mortgage
• You or a loved one getting COVID-19
• Children’s well-being, remote learning
• Adequate child care
• Getting food and other things I need
• Mental health issue (e.g., depression, addiction, anxiety)
• Medical issues other than COVID-19
• Paying other bills
• Attending church or other social gatherings
• Other. Please specify.
“If you’ve felt the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would appreciate you taking the time to complete the 5-minute survey.” Vaughn said. “United Way wants to learn so we can determine how best to help. Please support your neighbors by completing this survey.”