United Way disburses first Community Response Funds
Fund continues to accept donations
Northwoods United Way announced the first two disbursements from its COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The fund was initiated last month as a way to help organizations hit particularly hard because of the COVID-19 threat.
“People want to help but don’t know how to help,” Sattler said. “Northwoods United Way is in tune with the needs of the community, so people give to the fund and we in turn can give that money to the agencies that need extra help at this time.”
The first round of funding went to Caritas of Eagle River, and Northern Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH).
Caritas provides a hot meal or a bag of food for people in need. It also assists with utility bills, prescriptions and rent and offers referrals for cell service, clothing, jobs and other social services. Caritas can be reached at 715-480-5683.
NATH, based in Rhinelander, will be using the donated funds for cleaning supplies for Frederick Place.
“We are pleased to be able to start getting this money out to the community,” Sattler said. “We are looking forward to being able to support other agencies as their needs increase in the upcoming weeks. We also hope that more people and businesses will start donating to our Community Fund.”
Donations to the fund may be made online at northwoodsunitedway.org, or in person at Nicolet National Bank branches in Rhinelander, Eagle River and Minocqua. For more information, call 715-202-3344.