The United Way Central Alberta (UWCA) is lending a helping hand to local organizations that look out for the most vulnerable in our society.
Through the Government of Canada and United Way Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), they have pledged to donate $867,357 to 25 local organizations. That funding will support 32 programs adapting frontline service as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“COVID-19 has a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations in our region and across Canada. We are grateful for the support from the federal government to help our local communities recover and persist through this pandemic,” said Brett Speight, executive director, UWCA.
From funding for food security, homelessness initiatives, COVID-19 environmental adaptations to counselling and youth supports – the range of impact in central Alberta communities for vulnerable populations is wide.
The 25 local organizations that will receive funds include Circle of Red Deer Seniors Society (Golden Circle), Shalom Counselling Alberta, Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society, Big Brother Big Sisters of Lacombe & District, The Medical Equipment Lending Society of West Central Alberta, The Mustard Seed Central Alberta along with many others.