COVID-19 Response

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.

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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.

DONATE TODAY

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.

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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.

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Community Resources

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

http://www.bfcac.org/

720 W. Court St., Pasco

(509) 545-4042

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Tri-Cities Food Banks

http://www.tricitiesfoodbank.org/

 

BENTON CITY

712 10th St, Benton City, WA 99320

(509) 588-5454

KENNEWICK

420 W. Deschutes Ave.

(509) 586-0688

RICHLAND

321 Wellsian Way, Richland

(509) 943-2795

 

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

(509) 544-9315

Wednesday 11:00 - 4:00 pm