United Way of Lewis County and the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound have partnered to establish the Lewis County COVID-19 Response Fund. The Community Foundation is providing $15,000 in matching funds to United Way of Lewis County to expand local capacity and address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible. The fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials.
Together, United Way of Lewis County and the Community Foundation will gather data to identify emerging needs as well as gaps in existing services. We will work to rapidly mobilize and deploy resources to local organizations that are providing services and support to the people who are most vulnerable to the economic impacts of COVID-19 in Lewis County.
United Way of Lewis County will not be charging admin fees for these funds.
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UNITED WAY OF LEWIS COUNTY'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
As an organization dedicated to the well-being of our community, United Way of Lewis County is closely watching the developments surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus. Our top priority is to ensure the safety of staff and our community.
United Way of Lewis County, Lewis County Seniors, and Twin Transit are partnering to help our senior citizens during this difficult time. We have joined forces at the Lewis County Community Services Team to deliver food to those age 60 and over who are following county guidance to self-quarantine at home. To be placed on the list to receive meals, please call 1-855-581-9495.
UPDATE: this program has transitioned to a "meal to trunk" feeding program, where individuals who are signed up can go to their local senior center to pick up their weekly freezer meals. Please call the number listed above if you are in need of this program.
For a list of local senior centers in Lewis County, CLICK HERE.
How can you help?
Practice social distancing to slow to spread of the virus.
Sign up for Emergency Management's Lewis County Alerts HERE.
Support your local non-profit agencies, many of whom had to cancel or reschedule fundraisers.
Hold a donation drive to collect much needed disinfecting wipes, cleaners, and hand sanitizer.
Join in the volunteers efforts with local organizations by visiting United Way's online volunteer center at www.volunteerlewis.org.
Washington 2-1-1 | Resource and Referral Call Center
Lewis County Public Health & Social Services | COVID-19 updates
Lewis County Together | Collaborative effort to keep Lewis County connected local businesses, community resources, jobs and more.
Washington State Dept. of Health | Resources and current situation in WA
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) | What you need to know
Washington State Dept. of Commerce SBA COVID-19 resources | Assistance for Economic Loss
Employment Security Dept, Washington State | Assistance to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation, and quarantine for workers and businesses
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Stay safe and healthy!