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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) has initiated a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help the most vulnerable.

According to the UWNBC, it has been working with local social service agencies and partners to determine the social needs emerging in the community as a collective response to COVID-19.

The UWNBC shares they are seeing needs for seniors, homeless, those struggling with mental health and addictions, and those needing food supports. In order to get resources to the agencies and people that need it most, UWNBC has initiated a COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Trista Spencer the Executive Director for UWNBC shares, this global crisis has sparked UWNBC to do whatever it can in this incredibly challenging time.

“As we are driven to help, we know that others are looking to do the same. Our human need to connect and help is strong,” said Spencer.

Spencer shares UWNBC is reaching out to community partners across Northern BC to collect information on emerging needs and to share information, and resources so they can come together to do whatever we can to help.

“Agencies and their clients, the most vulnerable in our communities, need us more right now than ever. We are hoping the COVID-19 Relief Fund we have enabled will give people the opportunity to help in this crisis, getting direct assistance out as rapidly as possible to the people of Northern BC,” says Spencer

Working with community partners, United Way has identified the following needs, while anticipating they will continue to grow: 

UWNBC truly hopes that the development of the COVID-19 Relief Fund will help in these efforts. To donate, CLICK HERE and select COVID -19 Fund.

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