Help the most vulnerable as our
community responds to COVID-19.

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic

At United Way Elgin Middlesex, our role is to convene local social services, public health and government stakeholders to mobilize help for those who need it most. As we organize, grassroots groups are forming. Neighbours are helping neighbours. Volunteers are stepping up.

Everyone has an important role to play.

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We will get through this together

We know that in our region many people could not, and cannot, afford to prepare for how the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is affecting their family. Many don’t have the supports they need to self-isolate. Those who already face barriers—things like poverty, homelessness and social isolation—need even more help during this time. The need will continue to evolve. As you protect your family and those closest to you to keep them healthy, we urge you to think of those who may need the help of their neighbours.

Together we can keep our community strong.

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The best thing we can do in a crisis is look after each other

We’ve been there for each other through difficult times. Each day, United Way Elgin Middlesex works to tackle the tough problems. In a crisis, we work rapidly with front-line agencies, local municipalities and partners to uncover the greatest needs, and organize to achieve the greatest impact.

We know that when we work together, we can make a difference.

When you give to United Way, you help provide:

Capacity for community services to ensure that community partners
can continue to do their vital local work

As the situation changes, United Way will work with our community partners to adapt.

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If you’re able, please give generously today.

Dakota HalfpennyCOVID-19 Response