During this COVID-19 pandemic, many Mainers are finding themselves unemployed. Now is the time for neighbors to help their fellow neighbors with food, fuel assistance, and other services to help make ends meet.
NEWS CENTER Maine and United Ways of Maine (all 9 of them) have partnered for Maine United, a fund to help those in need right now.
If you can help, please donate to Maine United.
If you need assistance, please call 2-1-1.
How your donations can help
- $25 - 100 meals at local food bank
- $100 - 50 meals at a soup kitchen
- $100 - Prepares 70 meals for homebound elders and disabled adults at Meals on Wheels
- $150 - One-month supply of diapers
- $250 - About 100 gallons of fuel oil
- $500 - Five nights in a shelter for a family of four
The COVID-19 Relief Fund is a concrete way for people in Maine to donate to the county or counties that they wish to support. Each United Way is responding to the needs in their respective communities, including food and shelter, as well as assessing short and long term impact.
100% of donations will go directly to support people in this time of need.
Many agencies are feeling the stress with limited resources to help the most vulnerable in our communities, and contributions to the COVID-19 Relief Fund will help tremendously.
Now is the time for Maine to come together when we all have to stay apart.
At NEWS CENTER Maine, we're focusing our news coverage on the facts and not the fear around the illness. To see our full coverage, visit our coronavirus section, here: /coronavirus