As a collaborative dedicated to the health and well-being of our community, Live Healthy Lane is closely monitoring developments surrounding the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lane County and determining how to help minimize its impact in our local community.
In line with our everyday work, Live Healthy Lane staff are actively supporting United Way efforts to assess and address the needs of Lane County nonprofits related to COVID-19. At this time, the United Way physical office is closed to the public, but our staff is working remotely and available by phone and email. Below are resources developed by and for community partners in response to COVID-19:
Community Response Fund: United Way has activated a Community Response Fund (CRF) to raise funds specifically to help local agencies provide vital aid to people in Lane County. This fund is designed to support nonprofits’ efforts to help people in our community who are experiencing hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic.
– As of Tuesday, March 24th and thanks to the generosity of Pacific Source Health Plans and the Oregon Community Foundation, UWLC has over $100,000 in the CRF, is working to raise additional dollars, and has opened an application process for distribution. See the attached application.
– Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications received by Monday, March 30th at 5pm will be considered in the first of four rounds. Awards will be announced every two weeks and additional deadlines will be posted at www.unitedwaylane.org/response-fund-application.
Local Nonprofit Survey: Nonprofits in Lane County are invited to fill out this short survey so we can better understand how nonprofits are being impacted by this pandemic, and learn about volunteer and in-kind needs to share with the community.
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Thank you for your tireless efforts to support our community during this crisis. Together we can do more than each of us can do alone.