United Way of Portage County and the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin introduce COVID-19 relief fund; Sentry Insurance and Delta Dental pledge funds to support
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – Sentry Insurance and Delta Dental have pledge funds to support COVID-19 relief efforts started by the United Way of Portage County and the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.
“It is heart-warming to see how the community is rallying together during this critical time – individuals and companies alike. Sentry and Delta Dental are no exception. They are pillars of generosity in this community and we are humbled by their contribution to the Portage County Covid-19 Relief Fund.,” said Sue Wilcox, United Way of Portage County Executive Director.
The fund is intended to provide flexible resources to organizations that assist individuals who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak.
All of the money raised through the relief fund will be used to assist local community members with critical needs as a result of fallout due to the coronavirus. Any individuals in need of assistance should call the United Way 211 helpline to be connected to resources available in the community. Hmong and Spanish translators are available. The helpline is a free and confidential 24/7 help line.
“This fund was established to ensure that organizations at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis can support those who are experiencing difficulties,” said Erin Andrews, executive director of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. “We are so thankful to have a community full of generous individuals, businesses and organizations that are committed to supporting our neighbors.”
Community members are encouraged to join this effort by donating online at www.unitedwaypoco.org/donate. Checks can be mailed to United Way of Portage County at 1100 Centerpoint Drive #302, ATTN: PCCRF, Stevens Point, WI 54481.