United Way sets up emergency relief fund

| March 18, 2020

The United Way of Coshocton board has set up an emergency relief fund to assist other non-profit organizations lending aid to victims of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Social service non-profits, which make up the core of our community safety net, provide for many basic needs including food, clothing and shelter. The fund created will provide grants to local non-profits with emergency expenses related to the COVID-19 virus.  This fund will not directly support individuals, but non-profits who do support individuals.

If you wish to contribute to the fund, you can donate through the www.coshoctonunitedway.org website, click on the donate tab on the home page and be sure to indicate “emergency fund” in the additional information box. You can also mail checks to P.O. Box 84, Coshocton, Ohio 43812 with emergency fund on the memo line.

2-1-1 has been re-established for Coshocton, so individuals with questions concerning the pandemic can call 2-1-1. If that number does not work, you can call 1-844-318-3909.

The United Way of Coshocton was established in the county 80 years ago and has been uniting neighbors and resources to positively impact lives in Coshocton County ever since.

Due to the pandemic, clean-up day scheduled for Saturday, April 18 has been postponed as has the first 0.5k for United Way. Both events will be scheduled as soon as bans are lifted.

If you have any questions, call the United Way office at 740-622-4567. Unanswered calls will be returned as soon as possible.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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