UNITED WAY RESPONDS
You can help families weather this financial storm -- whether you volunteer your time, advocate for nonprofits facing enormous strain or give a gift.
United Way has launched the Road to Recovery campaign, focused on providing instant response to struggling families, connecting them to immediate relief, while providing the support necessary for a long-term recovery. This is the time for the Bay Area to come together.
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For more information on the Road to Recovery http://www.uwba.org/relief/index_relief.php
1. Bay Area families are in crisis. The global economic crisis is pushing more Bay Area working families into dire economic straits – some for the first time in their lives. At the same time, the nonprofits that serve our community are being pinched, forced to cut staff and programs, even as demand for their services surges. (United Way's Nonprofit Pulse Survey, May 28, 2009: One-third of Bay Area Nonprofits Struggle to Survive)
2. As the community's nonprofit leader, United Way responds: To respond to this urgent situation, United Way is has launched the Road to Recovery campaign, a special appeal to donors to ensure Bay Area nonprofits can continue to serve low-wage, working families, who have been hit hardest by the economic crisis. The campaign asks for increased help in the form of donations, volunteer hours and getting information to people in need.
3. Bay Area nonprofits are counting on you, their loyal supporters, for essential resources. Now, more than ever, it is so important for everyone who can to step up now and support our community's nonprofits. Please give today.
4. Call 2-1-1 to give or get help. You can also make a donation to Road to Recovery at www.uwba.org.