FROM: Jeannie Montano, President & CEO, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region responds to COVID-19 in our community. We are using your donations immediately to provide critical help as each day the need grows tremendously.
This week . . .
We provided funds for food for 2,000 people.
Lunch was on us during National Nurses Week for frontline caregivers at Northern Dutchess Hospital's The Thompson House that provides rehab for COVID and at Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital.
50 Veteran families in Dutchess & Orange counties are receiving the medications and hygiene items they desperately need.
We're sending 60 Lysol containers to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley to clean and sterilize their facilities.
A struggling Dutchess County family is now able to transport their new baby in a new car seat.
We're providing PPE and hygiene items for distribution to local families and for those who serve them.
We've provided masks for distribution to Newburgh who are homeless or in great need.
United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline received 9,739 COVID-19 related calls in the past ten weeks and more are received every hour.
Join us on June 24th at 6:00pm for a VIRTUAL Celebration of Service. We'll be celebrating our amazing community and it will be an hour you won't want to miss. Go to: uwdor.org/virtualcelebration2020
We invite you to join us at 8:00pm on Fridays to SHINE UNITED! Light a candle, put up holiday lights, shine a light bright and show your support for everyone on the frontline battling against COVID-19.
Thank you for helping us deliver help to more than 50,000 people in Dutchess and Orange counties since March 12th. Together we are #DOCommunityStrong against COVID-19.
and we are continuing to respond to the daily needs of our community as the situation evolves.
We're almost there. You have 4 more days to double your donation and help us make our $20,000 match. We have raised almost $18,074 since May 5th. Help us reach our $20,000 goal that goes to our COVID-19 Dutchess Orange Community Strong Fund. We need your help now more than ever to help families impacted by COVID. Join Community Strong today!
There is a new financial incentive for Americans to give generously to qualifying charities, including United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and many of our community partners. The new universal tax break for charitable donations was included in the final $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law last week and will go into effect starting with the 2020 tax year. The measure grants taxpayers an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations given in 2020. For example, if you take the standard deduction and give $300 to charity, you will get a $300 tax break in addition to the standard deduction.