We are a strong, resourceful, and resilient community. Now, more than ever, is the time for us to pull together and care for each other. The Brockton Together Fund will mobilize resources to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
DONATE NOW TO HELP PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY
The Brockton Together Fund will mobilize resources for emergency assistance and expanded food distribution, with a focus on those who are most economically vulnerable during the pandemic. This fund will deploy resources through nonprofit partners to prevent financial crises and displacement for the residents of our city.
As COVID-19 reverberates across hospitals, offices, schools, and homes, many in Brockton are being impacted in ways they never imagined. Businesses who make up the backbone of our local economy have significantly reduced their hours or have been forced to close. People who are not paid if they are not working are trying to figure out how they will make ends meet. This fund was established to mobilize those who can give to do so, generously, in support of their neighbors.
HOW WILL THE Brockton Together FUND HELP?
These funds will cover the costs of essential needs including, but not limited to, rent, food, utilities, internet connectivity, childcare, medications, and other basic necessities.
At this time, this fund is not intended to support nonprofit capacity. It will rather focus on the basic needs of families. Priority will be given to those who are most economically vulnerable to this crisis. All donations will be collected by United Way and distributed by established Brockton nonprofit organizations with a track record of administering assistance funds.
HOW CAN I GIVE TO THE Brockton Together FUND?
You can donate to our fund by clicking the yellow GIVE TODAY button or by clicking here. All gifts are tax-deductible and 100% of the proceeds (net credit card fees) will go to individuals seeking assistance via nonprofits already working in our community. You may also give via your Donor Advised Fund by including “The Brockton Together Fund” in your recommendation details. Our tax ID number is 04-2382233.
You can also send a check to the following address: United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Inc., P.O. Box 412866, Boston, MA. 02241-2866. Please make checks out to “United Way of Massachusetts Bay” and include “The Brockton Together Fund” in the memo of your check.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED ASSISTANCE?
United Way is pleased to be working with four long-standing community agencies to coordinate services to best meet the needs of Brockton Residents during this challenging time. Our partners include BAMSI, The Charity Guild, Father Bill’s and MainSpring, and NeighborWorks Housing Solutions.
Please click here to begin your online application for assistance. BAMSI is coordinating all of the intake and referral processes, and a member of their team will be in touch with you regarding your application.
If you need immediate help, please contact United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline or visit mass211.org for comprehensive information and referrals related to the virus.