Hello Rotarians ,
I hope you and your family are doing well at this difficult time. As I mentioned earlier this week, we have been working collaboratively with local partners to further support vulnerable Calgarians during this extraordinary and uncertain time—and are pleased to share with you the Calgary Community Response Fund.
The Calgary Community Response Fund
This fund is a collaboration with The City of Calgary (including the Calgary Emergency Management Agency) and United Way of Calgary and Area to support our community agencies that are working diligently to keep Calgarians safe and well.
How these funds will be used
As the impact of COVID-19 to our community grows, so does the demand for social services. The resources raised through this fund will ensure agencies on the ground can continue their critical work in this time of need. The fund will support people most heavily impacted by COVID-19, including elderly citizens, Indigenous populations, people living with mental health and addictions, persons with disabilities, homeless individuals, and others that may be identified as this public health crisis changes. We also know this is an evolving situation, so we will be working diligently with our community partners to continue monitoring this situation and responding in the most effective manner.
Calgary is a caring community and we’ve shown that we are stronger together. Through crisis, we take a stand to make sure no one is left behind and everyone is taken care of. We rally together for the safety of our families, loved ones, and neighbours.
Your investment in our community is already helping local people today. By supporting the Community Response Fund, you will be further helping our city’s most vulnerable as we all cope with the impacts of COVID-19.
Thank you for supporting your community.
Karen Young
President & CEO
United Way of Calgary and Area
Do you or someone you know need help?
If you need assistance or are feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn, help is available. Please contact 211 to be connected to supports and services to help. 211 is available 24/7 and in 150 languages.
Want more information on COVID-19?
For the latest information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Alberta Health Services website.