Rancho Cucamonga, CA – On March 19th, Inland Empire United Way and United Ways of the Inland Valley joined forces to establish the Inland SoCal COVID-19 Fund to respond to the needs of Inland SoCal residents in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties who will undoubtedly be affected by the pandemic.
Funds raised will support a two-pronged response. The first prong being technology infrastructure to support the needs of our local 211 service providers to be able to continue operations and provide critical services and information to the affected members of the community. The second prong is direct assistance funds to meet basic needs of the families most affected by the economic effects of the COVID-19 with rent, housing, food, utilities, healthcare costs, or other emergency needs. United Way will not assess an administrative fee to any money raised towards this effort.
We encourage our community members to continue to follow Public Health directives, such as frequent hand washing for a minimum of twenty seconds and to practice social distancing. Our best efforts to contain the spread of this virus and to reduce strain on our already taxed healthcare system is to retain distance from others.
If you would like to help support the Inland SoCal COVID-19 Fund, you can make a contribution at uwiv.org/covid19 or by calling United Way at 951-697-4700. Gifts made to the fund will be distributed by donor ZIP code to support residents in and around the donor’s home community unless otherwise directed.
Those seeking assistance from the fund are directed to submit a request at uwiv.org/covid-fund-requests. Funding for direct assistance will bee available based on contributions received. United Way is not able to guarantee funding beyond what is received in this fundraising effort. Funds are allocated based on multiple factors, including zip code of applicant. United Way program staff will be in touch to discuss the status of request. If you have questions or need assistance in filling out the form, please reach out to Kimberly at (760) 880-7692 via text or phone call. And, as always, you can dial 2-1-1 for information and referrals to services 24/7.