United Way of Linn, Benton, & Lincoln County has established a COVID-19 Emergency Fund.  Nonprofits serving the three-county region are encouraged to apply for funding. Grants will be given out every two weeks for the foreseeable future.

So many of our neighbors have lost their jobs, may do not have health insurance, or are barely getting by. Other people in our community are working in essential service and healthcare positions under very challenging conditions. If you can donate to the United Way fund, now is the time to maximize your gift. Donations to the United Way COVID-19 Emergency Fund will be matched from a pot of $140,000 in grants from corporate sponsors and foundations. Please go to their COVID-19 Emergency Fund page to contribute.

If you are able to volunteer or donate items, or if you need help (food, shelter, child care, crisis support, etc.), you can see their lists of needs and services on their Resources page.