As part of United Way’s response to coronavirus/COVID-19, they have established a $20,000 urgent needs community fund to support local nonprofits with extraordinary expenses.
These expenses could be anything from purchasing supplies or food to bringing in staff to clean and disinfect. Local nonprofits are on the front lines and a community safety net, and also are starting to see increased, unexpected expenses combined with fundraising shortfalls due to event cancellations.
The United Way Covid-19 Emergent Needs Fund has been established initially with support from St. Joseph Hospital, Etchstone Properties Inc. and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation along with United Way of Greater Nashua resources. Additional funding partners are being sought at this time.
Funds will be made immediately available to nonprofits serving Greater Nashua to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This will be in the form of microgrants to cover purchases of supplies and food as well as the payment of unexpected overtime.
Additionally, the public is encouraged to donate to the fund either online at www.tinyurl.com/uwgncovid19 or by check payable to “United Way of Greater Nashua” at 20 Broad St., Nashua, NH 03064. Please put “COVID-19” in the memo line. One hundred percent of every dollar will support local nonprofits in this critical time. Zero percent will go toward marketing or administrative expenses.
Local nonprofits in need of emergency funding should contact Liz Fitzgerald or Mike Apfelberg at the United Way of Greater Nashua at 603-882-4011.
This article originally published in The Nashua Telegraph by Staff Writers.