At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, United Way Central Alberta has raised through its Community Response Fund, allocated New Horizons for Seniors and Emergency Community Support Funds provided by the Government of Canada over $1.5 million to more than 60 programs throughout Central Alberta.
In addition to response funding, United Way Central Alberta recognized that the programs supported by our regular funding would look different. With this in mind we allowed our partner agencies to use core funding to address emergent needs caused by the pandemic.
Additionally working with our corporate partners we were able to procure and distribute over $100,000 worth of PPE to almost 100 agencies all over Central Alberta.
As a long time 211 supporter and a member of its Provincial Leadership Committee, United Way Central Alberta was able to work provide up to date resource listings in the rapidly changing environment resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.
United Way Central Alberta also created and distributed an ongoing newsletter to agencies in Central Alberta that compiled a listing of available resources and funding opportunities in one location.