The economic fallout from Coronavirus is causing significant hardship for many Frederick County families. 39% of households in Frederick County already struggled to afford basic households.* Today, many of these families, known as ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed), face an even more uncertain future.
This COVID-19 Emergency Relief Campaign dollars will be used to support nonprofits who directly help those adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Programmatic impacts may include, but are not limited to, emergency shelter, financial stability programs, transportation needs, prescriptions and medical supplies, food and food supplies for seniors, and suicide prevention and other mental health services. In addition, donations may be used to support general operating expenses for Frederick County nonprofits whose revenues have been reduced by COVID-19-related impacts.
Thanks to the generosity of Marion P. Lee Trust and Giant Eagle to support the COVID-19 campaign and volunteerism activities, United Way of Frederick County is waiving all processing fees so that 100% of your donation will go to those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.** Donations of critical goods and volunteerism will also be essential in the recovery phase of this crisis. This funding has also allowed United Way to develop GetConnected, an online volunteer management platform to help coordinate volunteer efforts throughout Frederick County. To learn how to volunteer, please visit our website at http://volunteer.unitedwayfcwc.org/.
Thank you to those who committed matching contributions to encourage support: Ausherman Family Foundation, Laughlin Family Foundation, The Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund, Robert G. Hooper Family Fund, Halleman Family Fund, Michael & Betsy Day, The Jean Ellis and Florence Guss Memorial Fund and The Ken and Lynn Burdette Donor-Advised Fund.
To ensure maximum impact, the funding community (United Way of Frederick County, Ausherman Family Foundation, Community Foundation of Frederick County, Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., The Kahlert Foundation, Helen J. Serini Foundation, Women's Giving Circle and others) is banding together to ensure that dollars are distributed appropriately throughout the community.
For a full report on grants provided by the COVID-19 Funding Collaborative including United Way of Frederick County grants and contributors, please go to www.unitedwayfrederick.org/Financials. This report is updated once a week.
** Third party fees, like credit card and online processing fees, may apply. Contributors are given the opportunity to offset the cost of those fees. Gifts by check are not subject to credit card or online giving fees and can be sent to United Way of Frederick County, PO Box 307, Frederick, MD 21705.