The United Way of Lebanon County has launched a fundraising effort to protect the county’s most vulnerable residents from the impact of COVID-19.
The Lebanon County Community Support Fund will complement government relief to fill gaps so that all community members are supported.
“The coronavirus is not just a health threat, but an economic one as well,” said United Way CEO Brooke Smith in a statement. “The precautions we are taking in Lebanon County and across the country to abide by the guidelines of CDC best practices and social distancing have disrupted our lives in serious ways.”
“The closings of local schools, libraries, some childcare centers, and other businesses will undoubtedly have a negative impact on our local economy. The team at United Way in collaboration with the Board of Directors recognized the need to act swiftly and strategically to provide a collective community fund as we prepare for the short-term and long-term impact to our local community.”
Gifts to the Lebanon County Support Fund can be made by texting Help4Lebanon to 41444 or visiting this website. Checks can also be written to United Way of Lebanon County and sent to P.O. Box 1164, Lebanon, PA 17042. Please write “Community Support Fund” in the memo.
In addition to the fundraising effort, United Way of Lebanon County has also been collecting information on student meals during school shutdowns. Click here for that information and other resources.