COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund
In response to the unprecedented situtation caused by COVID-19, for the foreseeable future, United Way of Missoula County will earmark all donations to our Emergency/Disaster Relief fund for COVID-19 Relief. To make a tax-deductible gift, give now. 95% of each gift will be deployed to help our neighbors most in need —local people who need help as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Since 2011, United Way has served as Missoula County's philanthropic partner, marshalling and deploying private-sector funds and volunteers during emergencies and disasters. Currently, United Way is working closely with the county Office of Emergency Management, the county COVID-19 Incident Command Team, and 2-1-1, our local information and reference hotline, to ensure that any funds will be deployed appropriately. We are focusing on supporting
- service workers temporarily out of work or working greatly reduced hours
- people without health care or access to health care, and
- trusted nonprofit partners that work closely with populations most at risk.
Volunteer needs in our community related to COVID-19 are still being determined, and as they arise we will list them on our Volunteer Missoula website: volunteermissoula.org. While being mindful of the necessity of social isolation, if you are available to volunteer, please check the website to see how.
For almost 90 years, United Way has supported our community's most vulnerable people, in good times and bad. Our experience, dedication, and longtime strong partnership with Missoula County and the City of Missoula mean we will continue to be there for our community during this unprecedented time. Missoulians can join us by making a gift today.