May 5, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – The United Way of Washington County‘s Relief Fund has been helping local agencies deal with the current COVID-19 situation. Awards have been granted this week to the following local nonprofit organizations:
Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Dollars for the Consumer Credit Counseling is in response to the increase in the number of service calls regarding credit services. They are also anticipating a large increase in calls for specialized counseling related to housing, student loans and debt management.
Albrecht Free Clinic
Dollars for the Albrecht Free Clinic are to help with supplies such as lab coats, face shields, thermometers, and various face masks as they open doors to serving medical and dental clients. These new supplies and requirements were not used prior to COVID-19 for regular/routine operations. They must follow all guidelines from the Wisconsin Dental Association and the guidelines from both Froedtert & Advocate Aurora.
Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
Dollars for Interfaith Caregivers are for implementing expanded services that include home deliveries: Interfaith has expanded collaboration efforts with the Full Shelf Food Pantry to ensure that all Washington County residents who are unable to access the food pantry have food. We are coordinating food delivery to any age, not only our senior clients. Initiated several weeks ago, we have connected volunteers with over 700 senior clients that regularly check on the senior’s health & wellness, referring those with needs for groceries, medication or other essentials to our office to coordinate.
Auto Safety Center Promotion
In related news, the Auto Safety Center in West Bend is running a promotion this month where you can redeem the voucher below on any service and $10 will be donated to United Way of Washington County. This is a great opportunity to keep your car maintained and help the local COVID-19 relief effort.
2020 2-1-1 Update
211 is a three digit information and referral service that provides the community with connections to health and human services. Between January and March of 2020 211 received 1,313 calls. The number one request for services was directed to the issue of mental health. A total of 928 calls requested mental health services which was 71% of all calls. The other requests within the top 5 issues included Substance Abuse, Housing, Health Care and Food. The top three calls (mental health, substance abuse and housing) generated 80% of the calls.
Relief Fund Info
Please visit our websitefor more information on the Relief Fund and how to donate. We have raised $54,400 to date and have more requests pending for support from agencies. Thank you to Associated Bank, Meijer, West Bend Mutual Insurance, Horicon Bank, and various individuals for donating to the relief fund. Don’t forget to watch your inbox for more updates in the future. We’re in this together, #unitingforceforgood!