COVID-19 PRESS RELEASE
United Way of Miami County, IN
March 24, 2020
During this time of uncertainty, United Way of Miami County (UWMC) is even more dedicated to continue working with our local agencies to help ensure support to our community. We know there will be food, health, and economic implications due to COVID-19. Therefore, UWMC has set up two funds. The ‘Food Relief Effort Fund’ was kicked off with a $5,000 gift from the Miami County Community Foundation. Through our partnership we're able to send additional funding directly to the agencies where their efforts will be able to have an immediate impact close to home. UWMC has also established an emergency allocation for medication, transportation, and special needs. To inquire call UMWC office at 473-4240. By setting up these funds, we have the ability to rapidly engage resources with community-based organizations on the front lines. It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of uncertainty, but you can help our community through this crisis with your donation to these efforts.
United Way Miami County https://www.uwmiamip.org/ resources available:
- COVID-19 – listing of Miami County Resources (subject to changes)
- VOLUNTEER – to sign up for volunteer opportunities with agencies
- COVID-19 DONATE – to specifically donate to food relief effort fund
Donations can also be mailed to the office at 13 E. Main St., Peru, IN 46970. If you or someone you know is in need of information or assistance, please call 2-1-1 or the UWMC office at 765-473-4240.
"United Way is working around the clock to support our community during this time of uncertainty in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Debi Wallick, Executive Director or United Way of Miami County. "We are grateful for our agency partnerships in Miami County that enable us to continue to provide vital services to the citizens living in Miami County, as needs are changing daily. Thank you and stay healthy!"