United Way of West Central Mississippi COVID-19 Relief Response

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COVID-19 Relief

Our community recognizes the need to help during the devastation of COVID-19 in our service area. Your United Way of West Central Mississippi is here to help! Fill out an online application to see if you qualify for special assistance.

Click HERE to fill out an application for special assistance

Click HERE to make a monetary donation

Click HERE to see an ongoing list of donations received and distributed 100% to COVID-19 relief.

So where does the money go?

Senior/Disabled Meal Distribution- The funds for this program have gone to purchasing food for the most vulnerable adults in our community. During these uncertain times, with community support, we have provided meals allowing these at risk adults to remain safely in their vehicle.

Basic Needs Assistance- At United Way, it is our job to fill the gap where others cannot. For COVID-19, we have created an online application to allow contactless communication with clients, all while still ensuring clients receive proper assistance. Once applicants fill out the application, there is about a seven day turnaround period for clients who qualify. Over the phone interviews are being conducted for qualification. Depending on the most immediate need, some applicants may be passed on to our partner agencies for support.

Agency Services- United Way of West Central Mississippi has a service area of 5 counties (Warren, Sharkey, Issaquena, Yazoo, and Claiborne). During COVID-19, we opened Community Investment Grants for agencies that work directly with relief during these trying times. The Community Investment Panel approved COVID-19 assistance to Cary Christian Center, Christian Volunteer Services, Community Council, Grace Christian Counseling Center, The Salvation Army, YMCA, Extra Table, and The Storehouse Community Food Pantry.

Health Professionals Support- Our health care professionals are on the front-lines and keeping us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to provide food to different shifts at our local hospital, Merit Health River Region.