Read below for updates from our staff and board as to the impact of COVID-19 on our organization and important changes.
The Souris Valley United Way has activated an Emergency Response Fund that will channel local assistance to proactively respond to the impact of the COVID-19 virus and other public, local crisis that may arise as situations evolve. This fund will be accepting donations immediately which will be matched by funds held within SVUW with the first $20,000 in gifts matched dollar for dollar with qualifying gifts of $10 or more. This particular fund was started in 2011 and is ready to help our area fight emerging needs once again. For more information on how to make donations or if you are a 501(c)3 organization looking to apply, please click here.
Effective immediately, Souris Valley United Way will be locking our office doors and operating by appointment only. At this time, we will still be working in our office, however we please ask that any contact be made via phone or email. We are taking these actions to practice social distancing for the safety of our supporters, staff, and volunteers. Please see the Staff link for a list of staff members you can reach out to that can answer your questions, or call the office at 701-839-2994. The trailer in front of our office will remain open during regular business hours this week for you to put your food donations directly into.
As announced in a press conference held by Governor Bergum on the evening of March 15th, all North Dakota schools were required to close beginning March 16th-20th. Because of this news we have put an action plan into place to be able to continue serving Minot’s elementary aged food insecure population. For more information on this plan, and how you can help, please follow the rotating image on the home screen for the Backpack Buddies Relief Food Drive.