PCCRF awards funds to Portage County organizations
For the City Times
PORTAGE COUNTY – The United Way of Portage County and the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin established the Portage County COVID-19 Relief Fund (PCCRF) to provide flexible resources to organizations in Portage County that are working to address critical needs due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
These funds provide nonprofit agencies and social sector organizations in Portage County with resources for individuals and families negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following organizations have received funds:
Operation Bootstrap: To provide food, rent, and utility assistance to individuals and families disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Salvation Army: To provide rent and/or mortgage assistance, as well as food baskets and gas cards or monthly bus passes to individuals and families disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Children’s Wisconsin: To provide financial assistance and reduce stressors on households already impacted by monetary, housing, and related pressures that are now disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Stevens Point Area YMCA: To provide childcare services to healthcare workers, first responders (police/fire) and other essential workers in need of childcare who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Individuals in need of assistance should call the United Way 211 helpline for information on programming and direct assistance with critical needs as a result of fallout due to the coronavirus. Hmong and Spanish translators are available.
Community members are encouraged to join this effort by making a gift to this fund by donating online at www.unitedwaypoco.org/donate. Checks can be mailed to United Way of Portage County, 1100 Centerpoint Drive NO. 302, Stevens Point, WI, 54481.
Organizations interested in reviewing application criteria or applying for assistance should go online to cfcwi.org. Ongoing, weekly fund requests must be submitted Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Award decisions will be made each Friday.