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CO-VID 19

For questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the United Way of PA resource page.

 

A message from Wendy Vinhage, Centre County United Way Executive Director -

Dear friends of Centre County United Way,

I want to thank you for your wonderful support to Centre County United Way. It is because of you that we can fund outcomes-based programs at 27 nonprofit organizations.

While our office now is working remotely, we remain committed to our partner nonprofit agencies. In these uncertain times, they are facing increased demand for services. Your support continues to help more than 1 in 4 of our Centre County neighbors not only meet their basic needs but thrive in the community. The programs funded with your donations meet the needs for financial stability, education, and health.

Here are a few ways our partner agencies continue to help our neighbors:

YMCA of Centre County Backpack Program is serving lunch at 24 sites in the county to children who are unable to attend school.

Centre Volunteers in Medicine is making sure that our uninsured neighbors get the help they need during this health care crisis.

Housing Transitions is assisting people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity and meeting with clients virtually and by phone.

Interfaith Human Services is moving people toward financial stability by ensuring that clients’ essential bills are paid.

The Arc of Centre County is following best practices to complete essential and life-sustaining services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in residential community homes, personal homes, and through job support.

Centre Helps is answering calls and texts around the clock to match people in crisis with local resources.

State College Food Bank is providing fresh produce and high-quality foods that meet the dietary and medical needs of struggling families. 

These incredible efforts would not be possible without you. You are the reason that even now, 1 in 4 Centre County residents continue to have opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise. We are committed to helping all our neighbors through this crisis, whether they need medical attention directly, or face financial, emotional or social struggles due to the quarantine. Now more than ever, it is important for us to Live United.