UWNEMN COVID-19 Crisis Fund

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This is a critical time for our communities to unite and focus their efforts to improve people's lives and strengthen our families.

 

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota is raising COVID-19 Crisis Funds on the Iron Range and in Koochiching County to provide immediate support to those most affected by this pandemic.

 

Funds raised in each region will stay in each region and will be used to do the following:

  • Support UWNEMN programs Buddy Backpacks and United for Veterans which both are highly needed to serve individuals on the Iron Range and in Koochiching County and have both had fundraisers canceled due to the pandemic.
  • Bolster efforts of local agencies providing direct support to local individuals affected by this crisis.
  • Provide financial assistance for basic living expenses to local individuals who have lost their jobs or had hours reduced as a result of COVID-19.

CLICK HERE to donate to UWNEMN's COVID-19 Crisis Fund. Be sure to specify if the donation should be distributed on the Iron Range or in Koochiching County. 

 

These are special crisis funds that have no administrative cost associated with them, so 100% of funds UWNEMN receives will go directly to local agencies, programs, and individuals in the region funds were raised.

IRON RANGE UWNEMN COVID-19 CRISIS FUND UPDATES

  • The CARES Act created a $300 non-itemizer deduction for charitable donations in 2020.
  • Click here to donate online. Donations can also be mailed to 608 East Drive, Chisholm, MN 55719 - be sure to indicate donations are for the Iron Range in check memos.
  • Applications for Iron Range individuals seeking assistance with basic living expenses are open now! Click here to apply.
  • More than $130,000 has been raised so far!

*$20,000 from Range Transitional Housing & Wells Fargo Foundation is specifically designated for rental assistance for Iron Range individuals.

 

 

KOOCHICHING COUNTY COVID-19 CRISIS FUND UPDATES

  • The CARES Act created a $300 non-itemizer deduction for charitable donations in 2020.
  • Click here to donate online. Donations can also be mailed to 608 East Drive, Chisholm, MN 55719 - be sure to indicate donations are for Koochiching County in check memos.
  • Applications for Koochiching County individuals seeking financial assistance with basic living expenses are open now! Click here for more information.
  • $17,000 has been raised so far!