Nearly $100,000 has been dispersed to families in Washington and Johnson counties through the United Way Community Disaster Relief Fund. As of May 1st, the fund has dispersed $94,203.08 to support 124 households in the two counties. Those households are the homes of 181 adults and 167 children. The fund was activated for COVID-19 response in mid-March.
The United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties is named as the coordinator for disaster-related volunteers before, during, and after a disaster. All funds donated toward disaster recovery are distributed back into the community with no percentage allocated for administrative services. The fund first began in 2006 in response to tornado damage and was used again in 2008 for flood recovery. For a link to donate or seek help – click here.