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"I believe given the current situation, the Move the Middle initiative has an even greater responsibility to ensure students' needs are being met."
—Nicole Bennett, Achievement Advocate, United Way of Rock River Valley
Dominic only shows up to middle school a few days a week. His home life is unstable, night to night he doesn't know where he'll sleep. His grades dip to failing levels — on top of missing assignments from not being in school consistently, when he is there, he struggles to concentrate as so much weighs on his mind.
In a third round of grant allocations through United Way of Rock River Valley's COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund, 25 non-profit agencies in Winnebago County received $250,000.
United Way of Rock River Valley in collaboration with the 815 Community Response Team, has awarded nearly $250,000 in the second round of grants from its COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund to 31 non-profit organizations in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties.
Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Warehouse workers. First responders. Truck drivers. Cleaners. There are so many people who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They continue to help keep our community safe and the world running. To honor and celebrate their ongoing sacrifice, let’s say thank you!
May 5: Say Thank You
United Way of Rock River Valley makes first round of grant allocations from COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund.
United Way of Rock River Valley (UWRRV) announced it, in collaboration with the 815 Community Response Team, has awarded $250,000 in the first round of grants from its COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund to 33 non-profit organizations in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties that are responding pragmatically to the needs of individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences.
Comcast has announced a comprehensive COVID-19 response to help keep Americans connected to the internet.
Comcast is taking steps to ensure people stay connected to the internet as more schools suspend classes and companies encourage employees to work from home due to COVID-19. They are implementing the following new policies for the next 60 days:
The Kjellstrom Family Foundation pledges $125,000 to United Way of Rock River Valley COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund.
The Kjellstrom Family Foundation announced it is pledging $125,000 to United Way of Rock River Valley’s COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund. The Foundation will match each dollar donated by the public up to $125,000. The fund is already nearing $50,000 in donations thanks to $26,000 from Meijer, $10,000 from an anonymous donor and donations ranging from $10 to $2,000 from members of the community.