COVID-19 Response

Responding to COVID-19: United Way of Central Kentucky and You

In this time of unprecedented global crisis, United Way organizations around the world are on the ground in communities, leading targeted, coordinated COVID-19 responses to support our most vulnerable people and families.

Since 2002 United Way of Central Kentucky has been a key leader of coordinating multi-sector partners to get the right kind of help, where it is needed most. This includes everything from ensuring our agency partners have the resources they need to meet heightened demand, to coordinating volunteer groups, ready to change course and respond to evolving needs. Through 211 (our social services support network), we also connect individuals with personalized help, be that rent or utilities assistance, emergency shelter, food, mental health, childcare, and more.

Through our COVID-19 Community Response & Recovery Fund, you can help keep families in their homes, foodbanks stocked with staples, and critical social services running.

This pandemic is more than a health crisis, it is an economic one. Across industries, sales are plummeting as people begin social distancing. Among our most vulnerable are the hourly and tipped workers with little to no savings who are already losing critical income. As the economic impacts spread, many will likely lose their jobs.

And as schools close to slow the spread, children who receive free school breakfast, lunch, and in some cases dinner too are in danger of going hungry.

We will all be more isolated during this crisis and now more than ever, we need to help neighbors check in on each other and to bring communities together – in safe and healthy ways. When you give to our COVID-19 Recovery Fund, you not only support individuals in need, you ensure that the social safety net does not disintegrate. This is because we are local conveners, facilitating collaboration and coordination across sectors, and building the capacity of partners throughout our service area.

We know these impacts will likely continue, even as life returns to normal and, as we have done for nearly two decades, United Way of Central Kentucky will continue to work towards establishing long-term recovery.

Our deep knowledge of our community and broad partnerships ensures that your donation goes where it is needed most.
Joe, Christa, Laura & Hunter




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Nationwide Insurance

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Central Kentucky Cares

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