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United Way Disaster Relief Fund and Emergency Volunteer Center

By March 17, 2020 No Comments

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties’  (UWJWC) United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties is named in the Johnson County Disaster Plan as the coordinator for disaster-related volunteers before, during and after a disaster, as activated by Johnson County Emergency Management or by one of the municipalities. The United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties’ Community Disaster Relief Fund is open for contributions to support our local individuals, families and organizations in our communities. Unlike other fundraising efforts done by UWJWC, all the donated funds toward disaster recovery will be distributed back into the community with no percentage allocated toward administration.

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties has a strong history of providing care for our community in disaster. The United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties’ Disaster Relief Fund originated with the tornado in 2006, was the trusted fund for the floods of 2008 as well as throughout many other local disasters. This fund is ready to be utilized during the COVID-19 crisis.  Our community has pulled together in the past and we rely on the in-kind donations of financial institutions to provide the administration of the funding during the time of recovery.  The United Way serves as the coordinator and facilitator for the COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) to ensure continuous communication, planning, preparedness and response across community sectors.

“UNITED WAY EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER CENTER”

Johnson County United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties’  (UWJWC) United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties is designated in the Johnson County Disaster Plan as the coordinator for disaster-related volunteers before, during and after a disaster.  The Emergency Volunteer Center has been activated as of March 16, 2020 and will connect volunteers with the COVID-10 related Volunteer Needs and Opportunities. The community needs and volunteer opportunities will be listed on the Volunteer Website, www.covid19volunteers.org. Any community volunteers that would like to register and sign-up to volunteer should go to the website or call 319-337-VOLS(8657) to learn about current volunteers needs and urgent skill requests. Organizations and individuals that need volunteers should call 319-337-VOLS(8657) or email Patti.Fields@UnitedWayJWC.org with their information.

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties has a strong history of providing volunteer coordination and support for our community in times of disaster. The United Way Emergency Volunteer Center originated with the floods of 2008 as well as many other local disasters since 2008. The United Way serves as the coordinator and facilitator for the COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) to ensure continuous communication, planning, preparedness and response across community sectors.

Founded in 1919, United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties has just celebrated its 100th year as the go-to-place for social impact. United Way’s nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteer partners continuously together to provide positive, measurable changes in our community. Looking for additional ways to support Johnson & Washington Counties? Visit their Volunteer Center, make a financial gift of support United Way at UnitedWayJWC.org or call United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties at (319) 338-7823.  Connect with United Way on social media: Facebook: @UnitedWayofJohnson&WashingtonCounties Twitter:  @UWayJWC

Founded in 1919, United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties is celebrating its 100th year as the go-to-place for social impact. United Way’s nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteer partners continuously together to provide positive, measurable changes in our community. Looking for additional ways to support Johnson & Washington Counties? Visit their Volunteer Center, make a financial gift of support United Way at UnitedWayJWC.org or call United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties at (319) 338-7823.  Connect with United Way on social media: Facebook: @UnitedWayofJohnson&WashingtonCounties Twitter:  @UWJWC

Contact: Trisha Smith, (319) 338-7823                 Trisha.Smith@unitedwayjwc.org