Crisis Response Fund
The MISSION of the Community Crisis Response & Recovery Fund is to aid families and individuals with unmet needs during an unexpected crisis causing critical impact in Franklin County, PA.
United Way of Franklin County is committed to standing with our community 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. View more about our relief efforts in this press release.
Who will benefit from the Community Crisis Response & Recovery Fund?
People in Franklin County who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are in need of assistance for basic needs from a local organization. These needs may include food, shelter, rent assistance, utility assistance, medical assistance, or other unmet basic needs.
Is this fund local to Franklin County, PA?
Yes, this fund is 100% focused on Franklin County and will be distributed to benefit neighbors in our community.
I am a person in need, how can I receive assistance from your fund?
If you are in need of assistance, contact 211 for referral to the best local resources to fill your need. There are three ways to connect:
Dial 2-1-1 (due to high call volumes please anticipate a wait time)
Text your zip code to 898211
I am a nonprofit organization, how can I receive funding?
If you are a nonprofit serving Franklin County residents impacted by the pandemic through services providing basic needs – such as food, rent/utilities assistance, shelter, transportation, and medical assistance – you may request an application by emailing email@example.com. Organizations should be able to provide documented evidence that funds are supporting impacted families in our community.
Who decides which organizations receive funding?
A crisis fund review committee consisting of local community members will review each application for funding consideration.
How will funds be distributed?
Funds will be distributed in an immediate and ongoing basis as long as the need exists in the wake of this crisis and funds are available. United Way of Franklin County will monitor the needs and requests with assistance from the crisis fund review committee.
I want to help our community, how can I contribute?
In addition to donating to the fund, if you are healthy and willing to volunteer your time there are many community volunteer needs to be filled during this pandemic. Some can be done from your home, and others out in the community. View current needs on our Volunteer webpage.