Mid-Plains United Way has distributed more than 50% of its COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to local non-profits to provide aid during this difficult time.

Funding is still available to 501(c)3 nonprofits who have a focus in improving education, financial stability and/or health and are in need of funds to combat the spread of COVID-19, mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic or have experienced financial difficulty as a result of the virus.

To request an application for a COVID-19 Community Relief Micro Grant, please email unitedway172@gmail.com with the subject line COVID-19 Micro Grant Application Request.

Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and will go through a review process by the Mid-Plains United Way Board of Trustees.

 

So far

The following organizations have been recipients of a grant from the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund:

  • Lutheran Family Services: Funds were used to shift Behavioral Health Therapy, support groups, classes and trainings to an online telehealth platform. To receive mental health services, please call 1-833-903-2376 or email info@lfsneb.org.
  • Bridge of Hope: Funds were used to obtain remote Forensic Interviewing capabilities. To report suspected child abuse, please call 1-800-652-1999 or 911.
  • Nebraska Youth Center: Funds were used to obtain virus protective gear: disinfectant, gloves, eye protectors, masks, electrostatic backpacks, etc. to ensure safety of residents and staff.
  • L2 for Kids: Funds were used to increase school clothes buying capabilities to include families impacted by the virus. To request an application, please call the Salvation Army: 308-532-2038.
  • North Platte Kids Academy: Funds will be used to buy disinfectant and virus protective supplies to maintain a safe childcare environment. Daycare openings are available. To enroll your child, please call 308-534-9222 or go to https://www.npkidsacademy.com/enroll.

We would like to extend a special thanks to the Union Pacific Railroad Foundation for its contribution of $20,000 to the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund.

COVID-19 funding is kept separate from regular United Way campaign program funding for partner nonprofits.

To make a donation, text STRONGER to 1-800-591-3701, online at www.midplainsunitedway.com or by mail to P.O. Box 172, North Platte, NE 69103.