United Way COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
United Way of Ellis County's top goal is to ensure the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of people in Ellis County. During this unprecedented time the call for help is greater than ever. For this reason, a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund has been established to help local non-profits keep up with the demands of those in need. The United Way of Ellis County has pledged to match donations up to $2,500. 100% of the donation received will go towards the prevention, education, or mitigation of the economic fallout of COVID-19. You can donate by clicking on the DONATE button above or mail a check (with COVID-19 in the memo) to United Way of Ellis County, P.O. Box 367, Hays, KS 67601.
Click Here to access the COVID-19 Mini-grant application for funding.
COVID-19 Mini-grant Recipients
American Red Cross
Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas
Downtown Hays Development Coroporation
Early Childhood Connections
First Call For Help
Parents and Children Together
Thank you to the following donors
Heartland Community Foundation
Timothy & Linda Wright
Lyn & Janis Lee
James & Sara Stansbury
Mike & Donna Cooper
UNITED WAY’S COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RESOURCES
United Way is positioned with staff expertise, volunteers and a network of agency service providers to help with a rapid response. Our preparations are designed to bring support to those who will potentially be directly or indirectly affected by the outbreak.
Response efforts are targeting:
- Promoting our 2-1-1 Information and Referral Center as a communications resource on updates about the virus as well as non-emergency information
- Increasing the food supply and services to low-income individuals and families
- Work with area school superintendents on any plans they might have to provide supplemental meals to school children
- Identify low-income families with workers whose hours were cut and are at risk of a financial emergency
We invite you to reach out if you need help or want to give help. If you are aware of organizations assisting those impacted by the virus, please nofity us as we will be providing resource information via social media for those in need. Go to our Facebook or Twitter page for more upcoming information on Covid-19.