In The Press

MAY 18, 2020

Area nonprofits get half-million dollar boost from Greater Attleboro Stronger Together

The Greater Attleboro Stronger Together Fund, launched April 20 and supported by businesses, organizations and individuals, has brought in over $497,000, organizers announced Monday. More >>

MAY 20, 2020

Community Leaders, United Way Launch Resilient Randolph Fund

Randolph, MA — In an effort to mobilize resources to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic and to respond to needs as they evolve, community leaders in Randolph today launched the Resilient Randolph Fund in partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. More >>

MAY 15, 2020

United Way COVID-19 Family Support Fund Distributes $4 Million to 158 Organizations Assisting Individuals and Families Impacted by the Crisis

Two months after launching a fundraising effort to help individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley announced it has distributed $4 million to 158 community-based organizations across the region to provide flexible emergency financial assistance to individuals and families impacted by the crisis. More >>

MAY 14, 2020

Brockton Together Fund to provide financial assistance amid coronavirus crisis

Mayor Robert Sullivan announced the launch of the Brockton Together Fund on Thursday, in partnership with the United Way, as a way to help people impacted by the coronavirus crisis. More >>

MAY 14, 2020

Mayor Robert F. Sullivan and United Way Launch Brockton Together Fund To Help People Impacted by COVID-19

As COVID-19 reverberates across hospitals, offices, schools, and homes, many in Brockton are being impacted in ways they never imagined. The Brockton Together Fund was established to mobilize those who can give to do so, generously, in support of their neighbors. More >>

MAY 1, 2020

Community Leaders, Marshfield Chamber of Commerce & United Way Launch Marshfield Community Fund for COVID-19 Relief

In an effort to mobilize resources to provide emergency financial assistance to individuals and families impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic and to respond to needs as they evolve, community leaders in Marshfield today launched the Marshfield Community Fund in partnership with the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce and United Way. More >>

APRIL 29, 2020

A Little Help: Everett Community Care Fund to Distribute First Checks Thursday

The Everett Community Care Fund will hold its first distribution of funds to 100 families on Thursday – cutting checks to utility companies and phone companies for $200 each to help those most affected by the pandemic. More >>

APRIL 24, 2020

Business and Community Leaders, United Way Launch The One Haverhill Fund

The One Haverhill Fund — convened by Representative Andy Vargas and established by community leaders including Mayor James Fiorentini, Representative Christina Minicucci, the Greater Haverhill Chamber, Community Action, Inc., Emmaus, Haverhill food pantries, and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley — will mobilize resources for emergency assistance and expanded food distribution, with a focus on those who are most economically vulnerable during the pandemic. More >>

APRIL 23, 2020

Winchester Community Leaders and United Way Launch Winchester COVID-19 Community Care Fund

Town Manager Lisa Wong and members of the Winchester Select Board today announced the establishment of the Winchester COVID-19 Community Care Fund in partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. The Winchester COVID-19 Community Care Fund will mobilize resources to support Winchester residents who are in need of emergency assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will deploy resources through local nonprofit partners to expand food distribution efforts and support the most economically vulnerable residents in the community. More >>

APRIL 21, 2020

Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria and United Way Launch Everett Community Care Fund

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley announce the launch of the Somerville Cares Fund to support the essential needs of Somerville community members most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, created in partnership with the United Way, will provide emergency funding to all Somerville residents, regardless of immigration status, as well as all Somerville workers, including those recently laid off from their jobs. More >>

APRIL 15, 2020

Somerville Cares COVID-19 Relief Fund Launches

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley announce the launch of the Somerville Cares Fund to support the essential needs of Somerville community members most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, created in partnership with the United Way, will provide emergency funding to all Somerville residents, regardless of immigration status, as well as all Somerville workers, including those recently laid off from their jobs. More >>

APRIL 14, 2020

Dozens of Artists Support Massachusetts Families Affected by COVID-19

Music has always had the power to lift people up in trying times. Now, dozens of musicians, most based in Massachusetts, are singing to raise money for the United Way Covid-19 Family Support Fund with a video playlist, “Quarantunes.” The playlist launched today on YouTube and all over social media. More >>

APRIL 11, 2020

Attleboro area drive underway to raise $1.5 million for virus needs

A campaign is being launched to raise $1.5 million to help the Attleboro area deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The collaborative effort of community leaders intends to ensure local nonprofits can provide emergency assistance to families and individuals who have been financially impacted by the health crisis, organizers say. More >>

Norfolk County Courthouse (Dedham, Massachusetts)

APRIL 10, 2020

Community Leaders, United Way Launch One Chelsea Fund

Community leaders in Chelsea, in partnership with City Manager Tom Ambrosino and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced the establishment of the One Chelsea Fundto mobilize resources to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. More >>

APRIL 9, 2020

McGee, Community Leaders, United Way Launch Lynn Community Care Fund

Community leaders in Lynn, in partnership with Mayor Tom McGee and United Way of Mas­sachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announce the estab­lishment of the Lynn Community Care Fund to mobilize resources to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families im­pacted by the Coronavirus pan­demic. More >>

APRIL 8, 2020

Eversource Foundation Donates More Than $2 Million to Support Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of its efforts to support all of its customers and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Eversource today announced that the energy company is donating more than $2 million through the Eversource Foundation to nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. More >>

APRIL 8, 2020

Cummings contributes $500K to COVID-19 relief

Woburn-based Cummings Foundation announced $500,000 in grants to support COVID-19 relief efforts in Boston and the north suburbs. More >>

APRIL 7, 2020

MSO Radio OnDemand with: Paul Leighton (Salem News); Kate Fox (Destination Salem) Afroz Khan (Newburyport City Council); Sarah Bartley (MA United Way)

This morning Rick Moore, Josh Arnold, and Bill Newell welcomed several local guests to discuss north shore news topics. Guests Include: Paul Leighton (Salem News Reporter); Kate Fox (Destination Salem); Sarah Bartley (United Way, Massachusetts / Lynn Community Care Fund); Afroz Khan Newburyport City Council). More >>

APRIL 7, 2020

Charitable fund offers emergency help to Lynn residents

A new charitable fund is offering emergency help to Lynn residents financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis. More >>

APRIL 7, 2020

Family Access of Newton Named Lead Agency for Newton COVID-19 Care Fund Distribution

Family Access of Newton, an established local non-profit organization with a track record of distributing emergency funds, has been designated by the leadership team of the Newton COVID-19 Care Fund to provide financial assistance to individuals and families financially burdened by the COVID-19 pandemic. More >>

APRIL 6, 2020

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts Commits $2M To COVID-19 Community Relief

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts announced its latest relief efforts to support nonprofits affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. More >>

APRIL 2, 2020

Kids stuck at home during coronavirus shutdown hear from Massachusetts leaders

With kids stuck at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Boston-area Boy Scouts Spirit of Adventure Council has transformed its outdoor program to a virtual speaker series in the hopes of inspiring scouts and other children during this crisis. More >>

APRIL 2, 2020

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Covid 19 Relief Fund

Kendra talked with Brigid Boyd, VP of Communications and Public Affairs for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley about their mission and their COVID 19 Family Relief Fund! More >>

APRIL 1, 2020

April 1, rent’s due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

It’s the first of the month, and everybody knows the rent’s due. For millions of Americans, Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus outbreak turned the economy upside down. More >>

April 1, 2020

LHAND Keeping Services Going During COVID-19 Outbreak

Despite offices being closed, the Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) is keeping its services running to help vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Executive Director Charles Gaeta, LHAND is the largest housing provider in the city, and many of the residents it serves are “vulnerable to the more devastating effects of the virus.” Read more >>

March 30, 2020

United Way COVID-19 Family Support Fund Distributes $378,000

Less than two weeks after launching a fundraising effort to help individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley announced it has distributed over $378,000 to 36 community-based nonprofit agencies across the region. More >>

March 27, 2020

United Way COVID-19 Family Support Fund Distributes $378,000 to 36 Organizations Assisting Individuals and Families Impacted by the Crisis

Less than two weeks after launching a fundraising effort to help individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley announced it has distributed over $378,000. More >>

MARCH 21, 2020

ICYMI: Mayor details Newton COVID-19 Care Fund

The cases are growing, not only nationally and across the Commonwealth, but here in Newton as well. We now have another concrete way all of us can help. More >>

March 21, 2020

United Way organizations provide additional $55,000 to Mass 2-1-1 to help meet additional COVID-19 demand

United Way chapters across the Commonwealth are committing an additional $55,000 to the operations of Mass 2-1-1 to help staff meet the high call volume due to inquiries about COVID-19 resources and assistance. More >>

March 20, 2020

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Launches COVID-19 Family Support Fund

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is establishing the COVID-19 Family Support Fund, a dedicated resource for working families affected by the crisis. More >>

March 18, 2020

Editorial: Social distancing

Social distancing, community spread, flatten the curve — instantly familiar phrases — are now commonplace as we try to process the head-spinning, quickly –changing realities of living in the midst of a global pandemic. As former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt once noted – “Everything we do before a pandemic will seem alarmist. Everything we do after will seem inadequate”. More >>

March 18, 2020

United Way announces COVID-19 support fund

United Way of the Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley has established a COVID-19 Family Support Fund, which will provide cash assistance to help those affected by the spread of the novel coronavirus. More >>

March 16, 2020

How to help on the North Shore

The resources of local nonprofit agencies are being greatly taxed as they try to respond to the growing crisis surrounding the coronavirus — whether that’s providing food for low-income children and their families or helping out people who have lost their jobs. More >>

March 16, 2020

Rep. Kennedy uses campaign email list to raise money to combat coronavirus

Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) will use the email list for his Senate campaign to raise funds to help those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, according to an email sent to his supporters on Monday. More >>

March 16, 2020

United Way starts fund to help laid-off hourly workers and others affected by coronavirus

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is seeking donations for a new fund aimed at helping “the families of hospitality, retail and other hourly workers, those experiencing homelessness, and children relying on school for one or more meals each day.” More >>

March 16, 2020

What Massachusetts Food Pantries Are Doing About Coronavirus

Food pantries and soup kitchens are facing a multi-pronged challenge from the new coronavirus. The new virus is forcing them to restructure to reduce its spread, abandoning eat-in options and personalized shopping for grab-and-go and delivery. More >>

March 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts establishes fund to aid nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is among several organizations statewide that are asking the public to donate funds to help nonprofit groups impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. More >>

March 15, 2020

City of Boston to launch coronavirus fund for families hit hardest by crisis

As Greater Boston faces one of the biggest public health crises in its history leaders in the city’s business and philanthropic communities are stepping up to help. More >>

March 15, 2020

Here’s how you can donate to organizations helping people affected by coronavirus shutdowns

Many families are facing financial hardship, particularly low-wage service workers and other hourly employees, from the severe slowdown in business over the coronavirus spread. More >>

March 15, 2020

Closings continue as virus spreads

The North Shore’s response to the COVID-19 threat continued throughout the weekend, with officials urging residents to take precautions and follow recommendations to avoid large crowds, work from home if possible and self-quarantine under certain circumstances. More >>

March 15, 2020

United Way sets up COVID-19 Family Support Fund

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is setting up a fund to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, providing as much as $2,000 to help them buy food and pay for childcare and housing needs. More >>

March 15, 2020

United Way sets up COVID-19 Family Support Fund

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is setting up a fund to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, providing as much as $2,000 to help people buy food and pay for childcare and housing needs. More >>

March 14, 2020

Travel ban expanded; coronavirus cases in Massachusetts increase

President Trump on Saturday broadened the European travel ban to include Britain and Ireland and said he was considering imposing restrictions on travel even within the United States to areas hardest hit by the fast-moving coronavirus. More >>

March 14, 2020

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley establishes coronavirus family support fund

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley on Saturday announced the COVID-19 Family Support Fund to provide financial support for working families impacted by the coronavirus public health emergency. More >>

March 14, 2020

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Launches COVID-19 Family Support Fund

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is establishing the  COVID-19 Family Support Fund, a dedicated resource for working families affected by the crisis. More >>

March 14, 2020

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley launches COVID-19 Family Support Fund

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is establishing the  COVID-19 Family Support Fund, a dedicated resource for working families affected by the crisis. Mobilizing United Way’s broad network of nonprofit agencies, the COVID-19 Family Support Fund will provide a flexible source of cash assistance to help families weather the COVID-19 crisis. More >>