COVID-19 Impact Survey Results
The United Ways across Idaho have collaborated on a survey to better understand the impacts of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic on families across Idaho. Local data from this survey will be used to inform how the United Ways in each region of Idaho and their partners can best support Idaho ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families throughout a long term recovery period.
Because of you, United Way of Southeastern Idaho is able to do what we do best, and that’s uniting our community, service providers, and leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are unprecedented times and they call for us to work together faster and more efficiently than we ever have before. Our community spirit of collaboration is going to get us all through this.
In addition to our ongoing work, United Way of Southeastern Idaho is:
- Identifying gaps in knowledge, resource identification, and resource access in SE Idaho. For those looking for resources on basic needs and other assistance see our Community Resource Guide
- Partnering with JustServe.org to create a one-stop-shop for COVID-19 Volunteer Needs
- Launched a SE Idaho COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to support local partners helping individuals who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 Response. See a list of grantees here.
- Checking in with our non-profit partners to see how they are doing and what they need
- Working closely with our partners at Idaho’s 2-1-1 CareLine to promote this critical service
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- Volunteer! There continues to be a need for volunteers and opportunities exist for both in person and remote/virtual opportunities.
- Make a donation! The most impactful action you can take today is to make a donation to our community fund. This campaign cycle we will be focusing on the four greatest needs in our community as a result of the pandemic: 1.) Access to mental health; 2.) Housing stability and shelter; 3.) Food insecurity; and 4.) The Cradle to Career Opportunity Gap.
- Check-in by phone or digitally with your elderly family, friends, and neighbors frequently.
- Donate to your local food bank. Foodbanks will need extra resources during this time, click here to find locations.
- Don't hoard food and basic necessities, this leaves less for those who live paycheck to paycheck and have to shop frequently. It also lessens the supplies for Foodbanks.
Help support local businesses by purchasing gift cards to use at a later date, ordering delivery.
Give blood. The US is in severe shortage of blood supplies. Click here to find a location.
Advocate. Share current needs and conditions with our local leaders and elected officials.
- Prepare to vote. Register to vote!
- Thank grocery store and supply chain workers. They have been working around the clock to meet community demand.
- Thank frontline health workers. They continue to put their health and the health of their loved ones at risk to address the crises.