WHEN YOU FEEL THE MOST HELPLESS, YOU ACTUALLY HAVE THE POWER TO DO THE MOST GOOD. AS WE MOVE INTO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SELF-QUARANTINE, IT’S NATURAL TO FEEL ISOLATED. STAYING AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE, THOUGH NECESSARY, DOESN’T FULFILL OUR NEED TO TAKE ACTION, TO DO SOMETHING IN THE FACE OF THIS CRISIS. FORTUNATELY, EVEN IN ISOLATION, YOU CAN HELP THE MOST VULNERABLE AMONG US. BECAUSE WE ARE NEVER TRULY ALONE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
For 73 years, Greater Longview United Way has been a trusted community leader, and it has developed a solid reputation for improving lives. As an agent of change, Greater Longview United Way has established a COVID-19 Relief Fund, for those impacted as a result of this pandemic. This fund is donation driven and will be used to assist individuals and families with life’s basic needs.
“At Greater Longview United Way, we fight for every person in our community, in an effort to improve lives and financial stability”, said Donna Sharp, Executive Director. She continues by saying, "One hundred percent of donations will be used to assist those with lost wages due to coronavirus layoffs of business closures.”
QUESTIONS ABOUT WHO WE HELP?
Individuals who have lost work/hours or been laid off due to the Coronavirus situation. Bills that are already past due prior to March will not fit with this fund. Proof of need is required.
Individuals who have extraordinary expenses due to the Coronavirus situation, and this has jeopardized their budget. (ie. paying for licensed childcare provider for a child that would normally be in school so you can go to work)
HOW DO WE PAY OUT?
Greater Longview United Way pays the vendor of the bill directly such as the landlord (with w-9) or the corporation that provides the utilities. Applicants do not receive the payments.
Greater Longview United Way does not pay nonessential bills such as cable, payday or cell phone bills.
Today, you can answer the call for compassion, for connection. In a time of uncertainty, you can share the gift of hope. A gift to the Greater Longview United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund is a gift of hope.