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Newly launched 81Thrive initiative to support area nonprofits impacted by pandemic

81Thrive aims to raise and deploy $2 million in support of vital nonprofit organizations that support our residents and add to our region’s vibrancy.

In recent weeks and months, we’ve witnessed disruption and loss in ways not seen in our lifetimes. Fortunately, thanks in large measure to the generosity of our community and through the work of our nonprofits, many of the needs of our most vulnerable citizens are being met.

Round three of Emerging Needs Fund distributes another $250,000 in community support

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.

The money is being used to alleviate difficulties and obstacles presented by the coronavirus pandemic, including the purchase of PPE, support for essential needs, counseling services for children, cash supplements for low income workers, and much more.

Savings and free delivery of prescription medications

United Way of Rock River Valley Partners with FamilyWize to Offer Support for Residents to Delivery of Prescriptions

United Way of Rock River Valley is committed to connecting residents to prescription savings resources during the coronavirus pandemic through its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

Helping kids cope with COVID-19

It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise. Parents should reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy.

Eight ways to thank frontline workers

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

$250,000 awarded to 33 non-profits from COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund

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.

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