United Way and Rochester Area Community Foundation recently awarded grants through the Community Crisis Fund, which provides resources to organizations working with communities disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

The first phase of funding intended to meet the immediate needs of organizations that serve low-income and vulnerable residents.

In Monroe County, grants went to Beyond the Sanctuary, Community Hygiene Bank of Concordia Lutheran Church, Healthy Baby Network, Ibero-American Action League, Meals on Wheels, St. Peter’s Kitchen, Trillium Health and Volunteers of America Upstate New York.

Funding also was awarded to Bridges for Brain Injury in Ontario County, Wayne County’s Newark Food Closet and Wayne County Action Program, and Veterans Outreach Center, Villa of Hope and Worker Justice Center of New York, which serve the entire region.

“This will help many people with disabilities who are at home, many alone with no support,” said Laura Donaldson, executive director of Bridges for Brain Injury.

Visit uwrochester.org for information.


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