During times of uncertainty, our community comes together to support each other. COVID-19 is a new test of our collective strength. As social distancing and self-quarantining become the new normal, we’re facing new economic challenges. Industries are seeing sales plummet, and workers are losing tips, wages or jobs because of canceled events, business and school closures. Children from low-wage families may not be getting breakfast or lunch when schools are closed.
To support this rapidly escalating need, Maui United Way has created the Emergency Safety Net Fund. Our Fund supports our Maui Nui communities struggling in the wake of the new virus, by supporting local non-profit agencies who provide these direct financial asistance services. We are committed to standing with leaders in our community and supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Our amazing Board of Directors has authorized $75,000 from our reserved assets to immediately seed this fund in the hopes that others will follow suit.
We are inviting corporate partners to join us in this effort. Together, we will overcome this pandemic by making sure the most vulnerable among us are protected. To support this fund, please consider making a donaton to Maui United Way by clicking here.
Due to Covid-19, we are creating a Safety net Fund to help the needs of those most impacted in Maui Nui. We have been meeting with community leaders and government officials to proactively plan and set up this fund to provide funds where it's needed the most.
Non-profit agencies who have programs providing financial assistance with:
Individuals in-need will go directly to the funded non-profit agencies to apply for assistance.
Non-profit agencies will apply and those agencies who are funded will be in charge of disbursing funds to those individuals who need it based on their existing criteria.
Due to the uncertianty of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have not yet determined how long this fund will be in existence. As additional donations come in, funding will be awared on a rolling basis, making it possible to quickly adapt to Maui Nui's evolving needs.
211 is Hawaii's only Resource hotline and they are your go-to for all questions regarding COVID-19. Simply dial 2-1-1 from any phone to be connected.
Please check back for a list of funded agencies. Application launched on Tuesday, March 24th and agencies are currently applying.
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