UNITED WAY’S COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RESOURCES
The Community Crisis Fund is being set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be available soon to qualifying nonprofit organizations or agencies in Tallapoosa & Coosa counties to provide immediate relief to individuals affected by the pandemic. Funds will be available in 2 categories - Human Needs Assistance Fund and Nonprofit Sustainability Fund; priority will be given to Human Needs.
Pleaser consider making a contribution today to help our neighbors in need during this historic pandemic. Click HERE to make a secure donation online via PAYPAL. See below for details on where to send mail-in donations.
Funding Guidelines and Applications for the Human Needs Assistance Fund and Nonprofit Sustainability Fund will be available very soon. Please continue to check back often for updates and links.
Questions about the Community Response Fund? Call 256-329-3600 or email Sharon Fuller, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Martin Area United Way will not sell, share, or trade our list of donor information, so you can be confident that your contact information remains confidential.
United Way’s 2-1-1 Connects is an information referral center providing details on available resources for those impacted by the Coronavirus, as well as everyday referral resources depending on your needs/emergency. You can also dial 2-1-1 if you wish to talk to a representative by phone. Call specialists are available 24/7 to assist you. (Toll Free #: 1-888-421-1266)
What you need to know about covid-19
WHAT IS COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the name for the illness caused by a newly identified coronavirus that originated in China. Coronaviruses are very common. Coronaviruses infect the respiratory tract and are associated with the common cold and pneumonia.
HOW IS IT SPREAD?
Much is still unknown about how this coronavirus spreads. The current understanding of the virus is based on what is known about previously-discovered coronaviruses. Person-to-person transmission generally occurs within close contact (about six feet) and is thought to spread via respiratory droplets that occur with coughing and sneezing. It may be possible for the virus to be spread through touching a surface with the virus on it and then touching the mouth, nose or eyes. The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (community spread) in some affected geographic areas.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have reported a wide range of severity of illness. Some experience very mild symptoms while others have experienced severe illness and deaths have occurred. Symptoms have included fever, dry cough and shortness of breath.
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC): www.cdc.gov
- Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH): www.alabamapublichealth.gov
- 2-1-1 Connects Alabama (referral resource for COVID-19 questions AND referral to available resources): www.211connectsalabama.org
- Russell Medical COVID-19 hotline, open 7 days per week, 8am-8pm: 256-215-7467
- For testing sites and hours of operation, call the Alabama COVID-19 hotline 24/7 at 1-888-264-2256
Please continue to check back for additional information, resources and links about the Community Crisis Fund and COVID-19.