United Way Responds, Recovers, Reimagines, and Rebuilds Windham County
~Carmen Derby, Executive Director, United Way of Windham County
Will the year 2020 be defined by the shared and individual challenges and traumas we have each endured or will it be remembered by the daily examples of strength, solidarity, and perseverance on display across all of Windham County? In a year of racial and social unrest, where inequitable systems have been laid out to bear, United Way of Windham County believes that 2020 will be remembered for what we have learned during these hard times. We believe this year will be defined by how much we rely on each other, with full knowledge that some in our community are more vulnerable than others, and yet our community is as connected as ever!
At United Way of Windham County, we know how to connect members of our community to keep it moving forward. It is the task of United Way of Windham County, as it has been for over 60 years, to Respond, Recover, Reimagine, and Rebuild a more resilient and equitable future. You as donors, partners, business leaders, and volunteers are vital pieces of this work. You define our priorities. United We Fight for the well-being of all individuals in our community.
United Way of Windham County responded to the needs of individuals and businesses by rapidly mobilizing the COVID-19 Response Fund. To date, that fund has distributed $70,000.00 to 47 unique businesses across all corners of Windham County. Our Recovery efforts are evident in the work being done to engage the community and address the needs coming out of those talks. We will continue addressing those needs by being present where the voices of our community’s most vulnerable need to heard and advocated for – this has never been more important!
As we begin the work of Reimagining a more equitable future in Windham County, in the next few months, you will be hearing from us as we reach out to our community for input. We want to know what your priorities are, so that we can make them our priorities. United Way of Windham County is not working towards “normal,” because we know that normal was just not working for too many people in Windham County. We are working on Reimagining and Rebuilding our community and we hope that you will be part of that conversation and process.
This reimagining and rebuilding will not be easy. Our new systems must withstand future needs. This is a very important time to support United Way of Windham County. The funding is needed to shore up our operations, so when something of this scale happens again, we can respond from a position of strength.
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