Like everyone in our community, United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington has been and continues to address the local impact of COVID 19.
Since the beginning of the pandemic United Way KFL&A has continued to work to find ways to develop collective and proactive approaches to the situation, working with agencies to ensure our community can continue to serve all residents, especially the most vulnerable.
Locally, through the pandemic in 2020, United Way invested $5.5 million that has helped over 79,000 people in KFL&A through 70 unique organizations and over 220 programs. This is through all funding sources – United Way KFLA Covid-19 Response Fund, campaign dollars as well as federal funding stewarded by United Way, supporting programs through the pandemic.
For more about the local response please read this update about 2020 and also view a list of agencies funded through the United Way of KFL&A Covid-19 Fund, as well as through other federally funded grants, here.
We know that in our region many people could not, and cannot, afford to adequately prepare for how COVID-19 is affecting their family. Those who already face barriers—things like food insecurity, poverty, homelessness and social isolation—need even more help during this time. As you protect your family and those closest to you to keep them healthy, we urge you to think of those who may need assistance in the community.
United Way is committed to continuing to support agencies and individuals and their needs and the following key areas have been identified, although this may continue to grow and change as needs arise.
Thanks to a generous matching grant from Ray and Paul Di Rinaldo in 2021, the Covid 19 Response Fund was able to help agencies and programs in KFL&A adapt and support individuals in vulnerable situations.
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All of us are looking for the best information possible to help protect ourselves, loved ones and our fellow community members. United Way encourages you to follow the directives and information provided by local public health authorities.
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