A Community Collaborative to Meet Increased Demand for Food, Shelter & Utilities Assistance in Salem County During the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented challenge.
The virus is especially hard on low-income
households & the working poor.
The Salem County Does More: COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
is a community-based response to this challenge.
Our goal:
Alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on low-income children
and the working poor by supplementing and supporting
the ongoing efforts of government, school systems
and social service agencies.

Our strategy:
Community outreach to quickly raise funds and solicit goods and services necessary to support this goal. Release funds in a coordinated fashion as quickly as possible .

Our approach :
Work collaboratively to identify gaps in service.
Develop plans to close gaps.
Generate incremental resources to close those gaps.
Reach out to the business community, private donors, and others.
Provide help to cope with the expected increase in demand.
Avoid duplication of effort among nonprofit agencies.

The fund was created by United Way of Delaware Board of Directors and a
subcommittee, the Salem County Advisory Committee
comprising representatives from these companies:

Atlantic City Electric
Chemours
DuPont
Mannington Mills, Inc.
Pepco Holdings
Salem County Chamber of Commerce
UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Thanks to the generous support of the Salem County community,
the following partners have received funding
totaling more than $20,000:

Catholic Charities
Gateway Community Action
Meals on Wheels of Salem County
Riverview Family Success Center
St. Johns Pentecostal Outreach Church
Meal distribution in partnership with EMS Café and Riverview Family Success

UWDE will continue to bring together business and industry, the non-profit community and philanthropic entities in Salem County to further develop this Fund and continue to provide grants to help the neediest in the community. We invite your participation as we move forward.  

Your Help Is Needed Today!
For more information, email darmstrong@uwde.org
or visit uwde.org/Salemcount y

To donate, click here
or
Text "salemnow" to 41444

The Salem County Does More: COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
is managed by
United Way of Delaware