United Way is committed to standing with our communities and supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. COVID-19 is a new test of our collective strength. As millions are on lockdown and businesses are closing, unemployment is spiking. Paying rent and utilities, getting food and finding basics like diapers is tougher than ever before.
In Southeastern Michigan, 44 percent of families struggle to afford their basic needs. One minor issue can create a major financial hardship. With the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in our communities, these families are particularly in danger. One missed paycheck can be catastrophic.
United Way is here to help. We've launched our COVID-19 Community Response Fund to help partner organizations in their response to the virus. As always, our 2-1-1 helpline is available by phone, text or live chat 24 hours a day.
United Way is committed to standing with our communities and supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Together, we will overcome this pandemic by making sure the most vulnerable among us are protected.