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COVID 19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND

March 25, 2020

United Way has established the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to generate resources for Cullman County. This Community Relief Fund will assist our community in three areas:

  1. Provide Funding to support local food pantries and programs.
  2. Provide emergency financial assistance
  3. Fund distressed non profits

            “Our community is blessed to have an intricate system of safety-net organization which sustain our community,” said Becky Goff, executive director, United Way of Cullman County.  “We want you to know that United Way supports the well-being of our entire community which makes us especially concerned for the impact this will have on the nonprofits who serve Cullman County.”

            “United Way is working on long-term solutions and advocating for resources at the federal, state and local levels to respond to the issues we will face in the coming months,” Goff said.  “As demands increase for services, we expect that we will see funding, volunteers and other resources decline.”

            We are asking the community to please donate what you can to help us provide for the organizations that are on the front line of relief efforts. Specific details will be available in the coming days on how to apply and receive assistance.

Donate at uwaycc.org or you can mail checks to:
United Way of Cullman County
PO Box 116
Cullman AL 35056

“United Way has been a trusted community partner for more than 40 years.” Goff said.  “We will do all we can to continue to help improve lives in Cullman County and support our community.”  “We are thankful for our business partners and donors who have already made donations to help.”

If you need assistance, call 2-1-1 to find resources in our community that can provide help.  If you are a nonprofit or community organization providing relief efforts, call 2-1-1 to have your information made available to the community. This is a state-wide data base that is available 24/7 and information is available in multiple languages.  

 

Call 256-739-2948 to volunteer, donate or find locations to drop off nonperishable food such as soup and microwavable meals. 

 

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