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 daily.
This week . . .
We are feeding 1,000 people in a neighborhood that's in desperate need in our community.
On National Doctor's Day, we said thanks to our frontline medical staff and had pizzas delivered to the Emergency Room staff at Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh.
We are providing support to frontline first responders and healthcare workers by partnering with Orange Regional Medical Center to provide books to healthcare workers' children and essential pop-up daycare.
We purchased toilet paper and cleaning and disinfecting supplies that a local domestic violence shelter desperately needed, so now female survivors can remain safe and healthy.
We used $2,500 to purchase 100 grocery store gift cards for struggling college students.
We are providing a food pantry the ability to deliver food for 2,000 meals for families doubly-impacted by this crisis.
We are providing diapers and essential items for parents in our community.
United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline has received over 6,500 COVID-19 related calls and more are received every hour.
We are connecting volunteers with meal delivery opportunities in our community.
and we are continuing to respond to the daily needs of our community as the situation evolves.
HEAR FROM A LOCAL RESIDENT HOW YOU CAN HELP FROM YOUR HOME
We have raised almost $35,000 in just a short time! Help us reach our $100,000 goal for the 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!