COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND
Right now, your donation is tripled when you help our community.
For a limited time, every dollar you donate will be matched with two dollars when you contribute to our local COVID-19 Community Response fund. United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties has partnered with All In WA, a coalition of companies, United Ways and community foundations, nonprofits, and community leaders. All In WA has secured $25 million to match new donations made to its partners—that includes our local fund.
This, combined with our existing Double Your Dollar grant from The Perigree Fund, means that when you give directly to our local COVID-19 Community Response Fund, your donation will have three times the impact.
That means more parents can secure food for their families and counseling will be available for more people suffering from job loss and health issues created by COVID-19.
100% of your gift goes directly to local help.
MARCH 2019: United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties establishes the local COVID-19 Community Response Fund
The COVID-19 outbreak is creating big challenges right here in our community. You can help provide access to food and to mental and behavioral health services to local families affected by school and business closures.
Local nonprofits are stretching their resources to meet the increased community demand for food and mental and behavioral health care during this emergency. This fund supports organizations who do not have the capacity to conduct additional fundraising. Your donation will quickly get money to these local nonprofits so they can continue to respond during this crisis.
More information on the criteria and a link to the application form available here.
We are also ensuring the health and safety of the public and our staff by:
- Closing our Training Center until May 31.
- Canceling our annual Celebration & Awards Ceremony event on April 21.We will recognize companies and volunteers on our website and through social media.
- Implementing social distancing methods for operating, including remote work and meetings.
We will continue to monitor the situation and identify other measures as they become necessary, as well as complying with all mandates from city, state, and federal officials.
211 - dial 2-1-1 or visit wa211.org
Services: Telephone hotline for information about social, health, and community services
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Benton Franklin Community Action Connections
Services: Online directory of resources in Benton and Franklin Counties, as well as housing and utility assistance.
720 W. Court St., Pasco
Tri-Cities Food Banks
712 10th St, Benton City, WA 99320
420 W. Deschutes Ave.
321 Wellsian Way, Richland
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Services: Food Bank open to Franklin County residents. Clothing Bank available to anyone with ID. Those with an emergency need can call to request assistance.
215 South 6th Ave., Pasco
Wednesday 11:00 - 4:00 pm