United Way's COVID-19 Community Response

The well-being of every Brazos Valley residents is the top priority for United Way of the Brazos Valley. Like we say, United Way of the Brazos Valley fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the Brazos Valley. Now with the rise of COVID-19, that fight may look a little different in the weeks ahead.

We know families will be, and already are being, impacted in unanticipated ways due to school closures and event cancelations. This is new territory for all of us, but United Way of the Brazos Valley is committed to exploring additional ways to support our community and families.

We are meeting with Health District and nonprofit representatives, and talking with employers to hear how United Way can most effectively continue to serve the Brazos Valley's most critical needs. United Way is taking appropriate precautions internally and we will remain operational to serve our community.

To stay up to date on our activities, follow our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @UnitedWayBV and share your feedback with us. For specific questions, contact our office at 979-696-4483.

 

Alison Prince

President & CEO | United Way of the Brazos Valley

 

2-1-1 Texas

As always, our 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Hotline is here answering the call from our neighbors in need. 2-1-1 Texas provides information about community resources and connects people to basic needs assistance and other social services, a demand which is likely to increase. You can also search the 2-1-1 Texas database online at 211texas.org. 2-1-1 Texas is not the number to call for emergencies. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a 2-1-1 Texas Call Specialist.

2-1-1 Texas, Option 6

2-1-1 Texas has set up a special hotline for those with medical questions about COVID-19 to talk to medical professionals. Simply dial 2-1-1, select Option 1 for English or Option 2 for Spanish, then select Option 6.

Viral Facebook Post

A posting has gone viral about a broad United Way fund providing direct financial assistance to those affected by COVID-19. Thanks to the philanthropic community in Indianapolis, a COVID-19 fund was set up just for individuals in that community.

Please disregard any social media post directing people to call a 1-866 number for assistance from the "United Way COVID-19 Fund" as this relates to the Indianapolis fund and goes to Indiana 2-1-1. For more information, click here.

If you need assistance related to COVID-19, please dial 2-1-1 to be connected to resources in your community. 

 

Links to Information and Resources:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Texas Health & Human Services: Texas Department of State Health Services (HHS)

Brazos Health District

School & Organization Closings (KBTX)