Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - United Way of Southeast Alaska is working to support its 34 partner agencies in addressing the current and future needs of Southeast communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to President and CEO Wayne Stevens, the partner agencies will help distribute food to students affected by school closures and other vulnerable populations who are isolated or lack access to resources.
"We will provide our partner agencies with financial support so they may allocate funds towards shelters that provide beds for people experiencing homelessness that may not have the resources needed to stay safe during this time.," Stevens said. "Additionally, we would like to help bridge the operational funding gaps for health and human services agencies that serve Southeast Alaskan communities. By supporting our 34 partner agencies, United Way of Southeast Alaska would aim to ease the loss of income and access to services for vulnerable populations."
For those in a position to help, go to unitedwayseak.org and click on the “CORONAVIRUS and You” tab to donate to the COVID-19 Response Fund.