The United Way of North Central Iowa has awarded the first round of funding to help local nonprofits struggling with the COVID-19 crisis. Jen Arends, Chief Executive Officer for United way of North Iowa explained the reason for the awarding of money to these local groups.
Nine organizations, chosen by a committee of United Way, Public Health, Emergency Management and Nonprofit representatives, were awarded money from the United Way’s COVID-19 Disaster Relief emergency funds.
Floyd County CERT, $1,000.00 for emergency food assistance
Mohawk Market, $3,000.00 for food pantry assistance
TLC Childcare, $800.00 for increased sanitation
Elderbridge, $100.00 emergency rent assistance
North Iowa Community Action Organization, $1,500.00 for emergency food assistance
Hampton Senior Center, $2,000 for emergency rent and utility assistance
La Luz Hispana, $2,000 for emergency assistance to families
Iowa Legal Aid, $2,000 for emergency legal assistance relating to COVID-19
Lutheran Services of Iowa, $500.00 for telecommunication for family services
The United Way is also looking to assist in a growing problem facing the area. Arends says the issue is slowly becoming a problem for the eight county area.
Arends reminds everyone that donations to the United Way are always welcome and that money donated remains in the area.