United Way of Southwest Michigan creates community webpage for items to donate

MEDIA RELEASE

UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

4.25.18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Ryan Cheevers / 269.932.3546

 

United Way of Southwest Michigan creates community webpage for items to donate

United Way of Southwest Michigan has created a community landing page where people can inform organizations what items they have available to donate.

This solution will streamline referrals for getting donated items out to people who need it most.

For individuals looking for items due to flood damage, please call 2-1-1 to be referred to the correct agency that has access to the item database.

The Disaster Relief landing page can be accessed here: www.uwsm.org/relief.

Also on this site, interested parties can view volunteer opportunities related to the flooding. Opportunities will be updated regularly. For organizations coordinating volunteers to help flood victims, please contact Julee Laurent, Volunteer Engagement Manager at United Way at julee.laurent@uwsm.org. Volunteers will now be able to see all the community opportunities related to the flood relief efforts in one place.

These decisions were made at the Disaster Recovery Coordination Meeting on Feb. 28 at United Way that focused on streamlining efforts. More work will be coming from this group of committed organizations and leaders in the near future.

The landing page also gives you an option to donate to the Disaster Relief Fund, and that information is as follows:

To give to the Disaster Relief Fund, visit www.uwsm.org/relief. Or text UWSMRELIEF to 51555.

If you’d like to make a donation via cash or check, please send to the following address (checks can be made payable to BCF/Disaster Relief Fund):

Disaster Relief Fund

c/o Berrien Community Foundation

2900 South State Street, Suite 2E

St Joseph, MI 49085

About United Way

United Way of Southwest Michigan fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. They do this by LIVING UNITED. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. And by mobilizing the best resources. To join the fight, visit www.uwsm.org.

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