GREAT FALLS — As the country continues through the COVID-19 pandemic, making ends meet can be tough when you don't have a job or are cashing in a smaller paycheck.
United Way of Cascade County is working to help agencies provide services that provide relief to struggling families.
Efforts for a Covid-19 Relief Fund began in Mid-March. Officials used $10,000 from their emergency fund and say private donations have also helped boost the project.
They've disbursed about $20,000 so far to agencies in Cascade County including Opportunities, Inc. and St. Vincent de Paul.
President Gary Owen say their agency still has $35,000-$45,000 left to help more agencies fill a number of needs.
“From Food and basic needs to housing and rental assistance transportation,” he said. “Some mental health issues bringing groups together to talk about how we’re meeting those increased needs.”
Owen says UWCC partners with Montana 2 11, a free information and referral service available by phone. The program offers additional resources with counselors ready to help people cope with any mental health issues or concerns.
For more information, click here to visit the UWCC website.