$52,500 will help community support COVID-19 response

Great Rivers United Way distributed the money to four organizations

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – $52,500 will help community organizations responding to COVID-19.

Great Rivers United Way announced the money for new Emergency Response Awards.

SEMCAC is getting $10,000 from the Houston County Emergency Response Fund.

It will allow the organization to develop an emergency assistance program.

The money will make financial support for some Houston County residents whose work hours are impacted due to COVID-19.

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council is getting $22,000.

That comes from the Buffalo and Trempealeau County Emergency Response Funds.

$17,000 will help homeless individuals and those at risk of eviction.

$5,000 will provide families with food packages.

Boys & Girls Club of West Central WI was awarded $10,500 from the Monroe County Emergency Response Fund.

The money will benefit its meal program and Club on-the-go kits.

CouleeCap gets an additional $10,000 from the Monroe County Emergency Response Fund.

The money will assist low-wage workers who have lost or reduced their employment due to COVID-19.

This brings their total awarded from Great Rivers United Way funds up to $30,000.

Fundraising information and applications are available on the Great Rivers United Way’s website.