Help the most vulnerable as we respond to COVID-19.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.
We all need to do the basics – wash our hands, maintain social distance, avoid busy places, self-isolate if we’ve been travelling, and stay home if you’re sick.
Out of this crisis we are also seeing good. Neighbours are helping neighbours. Volunteers are stepping up. Strangers are talking to each other.
Everyone has an important role to play.
We will get through this together
We know that in our region many people could not, and cannot, afford to adequately prepare for how COVID-19 is affecting their family. Many do not have supports, should they need to self-isolate. Those who already face barriers—issues like poverty, homelessness and social isolation—need even more help during this time. The needs will continue to evolve. But, as you protect your family and those closest to you to keep them healthy, we urge you to think of those who may need the help of their neighbours.
Together we can keep our community strong.
Our commitment to community is stronger than ever
United Way Southern Vancouver Island funds a network of programs and services that help people in need. And we will continue to be there to support our community and support our partner agencies as this situation evolves.
But we know that demand for support now more than ever, far surpasses what is available.