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United Way of Greater Niagara providing community agencies with critical funding during COVID-19 crisis

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Thu, Apr 30th 2020 11:10 am

National Grid, GM and Hypertherm provide grants to support COVID-19 relief efforts

United Way of Greater Niagara has continued to ramp up funding to support its 29 partner agencies within Niagara County. UWGN recently received grants from National Grid, General Motors and Hypertherm, which will be used to support COVID-19 response efforts related to child care services in the Niagara Region. These grants, along with funding from the Beeman Foundation, will provide funding to Youth Mentoring Services in Lockport and the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club, two organizations in the county currently providing day care services for essential workers.

“We are extremely appreciative to National Grid, GM and Hypertherm, as well as our many other donors, for their generous donations during this time,” said Connie Brown, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Niagara. “Their funding will help to support much-needed child care services for our community’s essential workers on the frontlines of this crisis.”

Additionally, United Way of Greater Niagara has remained vigilant about providing funding to all 29 of its agency providers to ensure they can continue delivering their essential services and programs throughout Niagara County. United Way’s partner agencies offer a wide range of programs to the Niagara Region that address a variety of health, income and education needs, from meal delivery services to mental health counseling.

“It remains a top priority for United Way of Greater Niagara to continue providing funding to all our area agencies that are playing a vital role in helping our community survive the COVID-19 crisis,” said Robert Kazeangin, board chair of United Way of Greater Niagara. “As every layer of our society continues to be impacted by COVID-19 on a day-to-day basis, we are committed to the dozens of human services providers here in Niagara County that rely on our support to help those most in need.”

As an essential business, United Way of Greater Niagara (located at 6420 Inducon Drive, Sanborn) remains open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. To learn more about United Way of Greater Niagara or donate to the organization’s COVID-19 initiatives, call 716-731-4580 or visit www.uwgn.org.

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