UNITED WAY’S DAY OF CARING IS NOW “ACTS OF CARING”

June 25 through 29, join United Way of Wyoming Valley in performing Acts of Caring for family, friends and neighbors, then share them to our Social Media!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the United Way of Wyoming Valley has cancelled its annual volunteer-driven Day of Caring and is replacing it by encouraging individual acts of kindness and caring.

“COVID can’t beat CARING” is the theme of the United Way’s new, re-imagined “Acts of Caring” promotion scheduled between June 25 and June 29, 2020.

United Way of Wyoming Valley is asking individuals all across the Wyoming Valley to create their own Act of Caring by performing a good deed and showing kindness to family, friends, or neighbors. We are asking everyone who participates to post a picture on the United Way of Valley’s Facebook or Instagram pages.

The first 400 volunteers, ages 18 and older, to sign up will receive a “COVID can’t beat CARING” t-shirt, and anyone who posts a picture of their caring action will be entered in a drawing to win a $100.00 gift card for a takeout dinner at local restaurants. United Way will choose 10 winners.

Registration deadline is Friday, June 5.

REGISTER HERE TO BE PART OF ACTS OF CARING: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCN76PX


UNITED WAY CARES


COVID-19 has changed our lives. While we try to protect our families, we know some of our neighbors are missing paychecks, can’t pay rent or afford food and basic supplies for their families. But the United Way Cares. United Ways across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania have partnered with United Way of Wyoming Valley and Eyewitness News WBRE/WYOU to raise funds to support services vital to people struggling with the COVID-19 emergency.


During the onging COVID-19 emergency United Way of Wyoming Valley continues to help meet the needs of the most vulnerable members of our community through safety net programs already in place and is working with our partner agencies daily to meet any needs.

United Way of Wyoming Valley is joining with The Luzerne Foundation and members of the philanthropic and business communities across Luzerne County to "Live United" during the COVID-19 emergency. A new fund has been established to help children and families in need, those who have lost their income due to the crisis, and to support non-profits which provide crucial services to our neighbors who are deeply affected right now. For more information or to donate, click here: http://www.luzfdn.org/cause-posts/covid-19-fund/


For valuable regional resources during the present emergency visit the COVID-19 Update Site, presented by our regional Chambers of Commerce and Discover NEPA:

https://www.discovernepa.com/featured/coronavirus/

For additional health and safety information visit these sites:

CDC Guidelines for COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Updates from Governor Tom Wolf

https://www.governor.pa.gov/

Pennsylvania Department of Health

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx


How can the Federal CARES act help you or your small business?

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION


Looking for some great reading, math, and other fun materials for your children while they are home from school? United Way of Wyoming Valley has partnered with the Osterhout Free Library to promote a great resource called Tumblebooks. For hours of learning fun, click here: https://osterhout.info/tumblebooks/

Having NON-medical issues about the effects of COVID-19 on our community? If your workplace is closed and your concerned about food for your family, making ends meet or other issues you are facing, just dial the 2-1-1/Helpline, supported by United Way of Wyoming Valley.


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