COVID-19 FUND

RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FUND

During times of uncertainty and crisis, people come together to support their neighbors and their communities.

This is a critical time when community support and financial resources are urgently needed. 

When the threat of COVID-19 hit, we immediately connected with nonprofit partners to identify the most pressing needs and created the Delano Loretto Area United Way COVID-19 Fund. 

When you give to the Fund, you provide immediate support such as food, shelter, childcare, sanitary and hygiene supplies and financial assistance to those most vulnerable to issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 100% of your donation goes directly into the community. 

Donate online or mail a check to us at P.O. Box 578, Delano, MN  55328.  Please earmark your donation to the COVID-19 Fund.

As our community navigates the COVID-19 crisis, the Delano Loretto Area United Way is committed to supporting those impacted by its effects and bringing the community together in the face of this unprecedented pandemic.

COVID-19 FUND Q & A

100% of all funds go directly into the community to provide food, shelter, childcare, sanitary and hygiene supplies, and financial assistance.  With your generous support.

We are mobilizing our broad network of nonprofit partners throughout the Delano, Loretto and surrounding communities to provide resources to help our community. These organizations have a proven track record of working with United Way to deliver urgent resources and services.   Our fund is designed to support immediate needs and longer-term recovery efforts.

The purpose of the Delano Loretto Area United Way COVID-19 Fund is to provide immediate support to those most vulnerable to issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including people experiencing poverty.

The Delano Loretto Area United Way is always on the front lines of community challenges. During crises, we are committed to sharing critical information with the public helping to lead recovery efforts.

Yes! Our annual campaign raises funds to give back to the community through grants from July 1 to June 30 of every year.  Please consider a donation to our annual campaign! 

It’s as much an economic crisis as a health crisis. As social distancing and self-quarantines become our new normal, we’re facing new economic challenges. Many industries are seeing sales plummet, and many workers are losing tips, wages, or their jobs because of canceled events, business, and school closures and quarantines. Closed schools also mean that kids of all ages may not have access to breakfast or lunch.

For decades, the Delano Loretto Area United Way has stepped up whenever the community needs us. As the pandemic plays out, we’re expecting community resources to be inundated and are mobilizing to provide vital services for those in need.

Individuals, as well as Delano Loretto Area United Way corporate partners, already are asking how they can help.

There are two options:

1) Click this button to donate online.

2) Mail a check to us at P.O. Box 578, Delano, MN  55328.  Please earmark your donation to the COVID-19 Fund.

We will direct your dollars to where they’re needed most and steward donations responsibly.

In times of crisis, like the one we face now, it’s especially important to support mental health. Studies show that one in five adults experience mental illness, yet less than half receive the support they need.

Many individuals do not seek mental health treatment because of a lack of resources or the feared stigma attached to mental illness. 

The Delano Loretto area United Way has created partnerships with mental health providers.  Please refer to our mental health page for more information.