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Our Response


When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit in March, Lubbock Area United Way and our Community Partners immediately began to address the greatest needs. The problems in our community did not change or disappear. They amplified. We recognized the need for a strong, cohesive effort to ensure South Plains families could get the help they needed. 

COVID-19 Response & Resource Center

We began pulling together a virtual response and resource center with COVID-19 updates from state and local government and school districts, information on food, bill assistance, local resources, mental health services, and parent resources. We continue to keep the center up to date as the pandemic progresses. Our goal is to provide helpful, informative and easy ways to locate resources and information. Throughout these challenging times, we want to make sure the people in our South Plains communities are safe, healthy, and taken care of. 

South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund 

We also partnered with Mayor Dan Pope and the Community Foundation of West Texas to create the South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund. Businesses, foundations, and individuals gave more than $1.3 million in financial aid to help community-based organizations tackle the effects of the coronavirus outbreak in our community. These funds were quickly deployed with the first round of grants delivered April 13. By July 7, all funds had been distributed to meet needs throughout our area.

While South Plains communities were on Stay-at-Home Orders, our United Way Community Partners continued to address the greatest needs. Many of them acted in a timely manner and changed their services from in person to remote, such as online counseling and remote tutoring. Some stayed open and provided services to assist essential workers.

Learn more about the work our Community Partners have been doung on our Youtube Channel

As the pandemic continues to bring new challenges, United Way and our Community Partners are committed to the South Plains and meeting the needs of our communities.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support of United Way. We could not do it without you.

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We are in this together. Hope starts here.