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. Everett’s Community Care 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 Everett Community Care Fund, established by Everett community leaders and Mayor Carlo DeMaria in partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay, will mobilize resources for emergency assistance to households who are financially impacted, 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 Everett are being impacted in ways they never imagined a month ago. 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 Everett COVID-19 CARE FUND HELP?
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 Everett nonprofit organizations with a track record of administering assistance funds. These funds will cover the costs of essential needs including, but not limited to, rent, food, utilities, childcare, medications, and other basic necessities.
HOW CAN I GIVE TO THE Everett COVID-19 CARE 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 United Way Everett COVID-19 Care 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 “Everett COVID-19 Care Fund” in the memo of your check.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED ASSISTANCE?
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. United Way will work with the following Everett organizations to support residents:
- Everett Haitian Community Center
- Eliot Family Resource Center
- La Communidad
- (LUMA) Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts
- Mystic Valley Elder Services
Payments will be sent to the vendor or provider of services; money will not be given to individuals directly.