ABOUT THE RELIEF FUND
United Way of East TN Highlands is honored to be a resource for our community in good times and in challenging times. Our Emergency Relief Fund allows us to quickly direct funds to response and recovery efforts associated with major disasters and emergencies that overwhelm local resources. This fund channels local assistance to proactively respond to the impacts of natural disasters such as, local flooding, large scale fires, weather related tragedies and other public, local crises that may arise as situations evolve. We closely monitor emergencies as they develop and work together with community partners to respond to emerging needs. Recognizing that situations change rapidly, please check back here regularly for the most current information.
the history of the fund
The United Way of East TN Highlands created the Emergency Relief Fund in 2020 to quickly respond to needs that arose from COVID-19. From 2020-2021, United Way of East TN Highlands was part of a region-wide effort that raised more than $600,000 and helped nearly 70,000 individuals in need through the pandemic.
For individuals experiencing an emergency or in need of assistance, please Dial 211 to find local resources in times of crisis.
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