a UWGUC Update
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Helping hands are making an Impact
United Way of Greater Union County is grateful for the outpouring of support from volunteers, donors, public officials, corporate and foundation partners who joined the fight to help those vulnerable during this unprecedented time.

We are pleased to provide a brief update on last week's efforts (April 6-10) and each week, we will continue to provide updates.
Amazon Logistics'donation of fresh produce and food serves eight Union County communities
“The Coronavirus is having a significant impact on all of us and what we’re seeing is that people are struggling to meet their families' basic needs, including food. Because of Amazon Logistic’s support at this most crucial time, we were able to provide fresh produce to 8 communities. We are grateful for their support in this initiative.”
James W. Horne,
President and CEO
United Way of Greater Union County.
Last week, Amazon Logistics donated 26 pallets of fresh produce and nonperishable food to United Way of Greater Union County. Because of their generous contribution, we conducted two food distribution drives, mobilizing community partners and city officials across Union County to pick up the food donations and distribute them within their communities. As part of an on-going effort to help provide food to individuals in our region, the company has pledged its on-going support.
Thanks to Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe Jr., of Rahway, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, the distribution site took place in the parking lot at Hamilton Stage in Rahway. On Friday, April 10th, distribution took place in Roselle thanks to Mayor Christine Dansereau and the township's police department .

UWGUC coordinated with city officials and nonprofit organizations in Hillside, Union Township, Rahway, Elizabeth, Summit, Plainfield, Linden, and Roselle to help distribute food throughout Union County.
We are grateful to Amazon Logistics for their on-going support in helping us provide access to food to individuals and families. Read our news release
Above: UWGUC President & CEO, James Horne in Roselle on Friday, April 10th
Thank you
United Way of Greater Union County thanks everyone who donated to UWGUC COVID19 Emergency Fund so far. To date, we've raised over $166,000 to benefit individuals financially impacted by the crisis.
About the UWGUC COVID19 Emergency Fund
Each week, the need for financial support in response to individuals losing their jobs and unexpected financial crisis is growing. In March, United Way of Greater Union County established the UWGUC COVID19 Emergency Fund to assist individuals financially impacted by COVID19 due to loss of wages or who incurred debt as a result of the pandemic. The fund seeks to assist individuals in Union County, South Plainfield, and North Plainfield disproportionately affected by COVID19, primarily in underserved and economically disadvantaged communities. For more information and to donate to the UWGUC COVID19 Emergency Fund, please visit uwguc.org/covid19 .
Our Champions to date
Thank you!