United Way remains open with limited on-site staffing

Livingston County United Way is working with community partners to mobilize the community in order to help those in need, and is monitoring developments of the global pandemic and creating strategies to ensure the most vulnerable populations have the supports needed to weather this change.

All decisions are in an effort to remain consistent with the guidance from both Governor Whitmer and the CDC, including conversations with both the Livingston County Department of Health and Human Services and the Livingston County Health Department.

United Way Office and Employees

The Livingston County United Way Building will continue operations, and has taken measures to ensure we have contained the spread of COVID-19.

As of yesterday, March 16:

  • Offices will remain open with limited on-site staff.  Staff will be also working remotely.  The best way to reach any of the staff during this time, will be by email.
  • In-person meetings are suspended at this time, and most meetings will be held via GoToMeetings.
  • With that same goal in mind, United Way staff will not be participating in any face to face meetings at this time, but will attend virtually.

2020-2021 Community Investments Process

The 2020-2021 Community Investments Process is still underway; all grant request deadlines and tentative presentation dates are still in place.

To ensure the safety of our community applicants and panelists as well as our staff, plans are being made to transition to a fully online presentation and evaluation process.
Details will be communicated as they are solidified.

Hunger Council and Homeless Continuum of Care

The Livingston County United Way has been a part of these coalition discussions has helped to distribute the coordinated response sheets they have created in order to share available resources for both food and housing. These conversations will continue to occur in order to reevaluate the response based on new and ever-changing information.  All efforts are being developed with the recognition that the needs will only be increasing as we see families and individuals potentially lose income due to closures.

211

The 211 network has a daily COVID-19 check in meeting where any efforts, information and/or updates are shared with the 211 system administrators to ensure they have the most up to date and accurate resource lists for our communities to access.

How Can you Help?

  1. Share Informatio
  1. Check in with vulnerable or isolated people
  • Check on loved ones via phone and email
  • Check on neighbors through screen doors if possible
  1. Donate money
    A donation platform was created specifically for the impacts of this virus and the prevention plans. These funds will be channeled through agency partners who will be distributing them to people with highest needs. Direct link http://igfn.us/form/ukDgsg or text Livcohelp to 41444.

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