United Way launches COVID-19 response fund

Donations benefit Delaware agencies
April 12, 2020

The United Way of Delaware announced March 25 a new fund to directly benefit Delaware-based agencies working to help those impacted by COVID-19.

Donations to the initiative, Delaware Does More COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, go to local agencies with the scale, capacity and experience to help Delawareans, but resources are running low, United Way of Delaware President and CEO Michelle Taylor said.

“In Delaware, thousands of our most vulnerable neighbors, many of whom were struggling before the COVID-19 crisis hit, are now further challenged by layoffs, school closures, food shortages and more hardships,” Taylor said. “And thousands more families, most of whom never imagined they too would face such difficulties, are also struggling.”

Taylor said United Way is collaborating with state and local governments, and other nonprofit organizations to coordinate assistance across Delaware. She said donations would help put food on tables, pay rent, keep lights on, provide childcare and supply clothing to those in need. 

“We will beat this situation, but only if we work together,” Taylor said. 

Donations can be made to, by texting DERapid to 41444 or by mailing a check made out to United Way of Delaware to United Way of Delaware, 625 North Orange St., Wilmington DE 19801; write “COVID” in the note section of the check. 

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