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Home > News > United Way of Greater Stark County Helps At-Risk Residents

United Way of Greater Stark County Helps At-Risk Residents

Date posted: April 30, 2020

United Way of Greater Stark County Helps At-Risk Residents

As a result of COVID-19, some Stark County residents have lost their jobs, are being furloughed or are taking a pay cut. United Way of Greater Stark County recognizes the ripple effect of financial hardship and is providing rent and mortgage assistance to Stark County households that have suffered a job loss due to COVID-19. Assistance from Stark Community Foundation’s Immediate Impact Alert Fund and other local philanthropic support has given these families peace-of-mind and allowed them to breathe a little easier during this time of crisis.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, United Way has been able to assist 80 families and 102 children. These gifts are making a huge difference, especially for one family who welcomed a healthy baby boy shortly after both parents were laid off. The mom recently shared her appreciation of the rent assistance:

“I had so much stress already going on and then COVID-19 hit all around us. I got laid off and his daddy got laid off. We have five boys between me and my boyfriend. I already was struggling to pay other bills because of this, then it was time to pay rent and I was worried how that was gonna get paid…It helped us out so much and took a lot of stress off my shoulders.”

As Stark County and the rest of the world continue to face this pandemic, new challenges emerge every day. Yet, there is an abundance of kindness and generosity that prevails. On multiple occasions, United Way has had recipients kindly turn down assistance so it could go to other families who needed it more.

To learn more about United Way of Greater Stark County, visit uwstark.org

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