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United Way Perth-Huron creates COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund

STRATFORD — United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) is announcing the launch of a COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund to help individuals, families and organizations in need as communities across our region deal with effects from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Administered by UWPH, organizations who need to increase program capacity, expand the reach of existing programs or shift to alternate models of providing support will be invited to partner with United Way so individuals get the help they need.

“This is a challenging time and people are uncertain,” said UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb. “We want to make sure everyone in our community is supported and that’s what the COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund aims to do. If you need help, to the best of our ability we want to offer help.”

The United Way is asking those who wish to support the fund to visit the UWPH website and click on the ‘Donate Now’ button, go to give.unitedway.ca/donate/WSTRAT or mail in a donation to:

United Way Perth-Huron

32 Erie Street

Stratford, ON

N5A 2M4

The UWPH has also created the Huron-Perth Covid 19 Resource Group on Facebook as a resource for people in communities across our region. Currently with over 1,150 members, the group serves as a forum to offer kindness and help to those in need, share information about what local businesses are doing to help during these challenging times as well as a place to link people with credible information from institutions such as Huron Perth Public Health.

Administrators will also soon help connect group members with important services through private messaging. Type “Huron – Perth Covid 19 Resource Group” into Facebook search and ask to join. All are welcome to respectfully share information and resources to help members of our communities.