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Updates

Monday, September 29, 2014

On Friday evening, the Nine Network aired a town hall meeting, moderated by PBS NEWSHOUR’s Gwen Ifill, exploring the many issues brought to light in Ferguson. The program includes national leaders and prominent thinkers in the areas of law enforcement, race and civil rights, as well as government officials, faith leaders and youth. The program was recorded before an audience on the campus of University of Missouri – St. Louis. Watch online now.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

For five days, nearly 1,200 residents, who were experiencing personal hardships and stress from the events happening in their neighborhood, received hot meals, food staples, counseling, and respite activities for their children at the Drop-In Center in Dellwood. In total, more than:

  • 2,150 hot meals were distributed
  • 300 households received utility, rental and mortgage assistance
  • 269 children participated in respite activities
  • 1,900 families received food and hygiene staples

Now, United Way will focus on a collaborative strategy to help our community with long-term issues. United Way will use contributions designated to the Ferguson Fund from individuals, corporations and other partners to continue helping people in need.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Over a total of five days in operation, more than 1,200 people in Ferguson came to our Community Resource Drop-In Center to receive resources including counseling, legal assistance, hot meals, respite and food staples from dedicated partners like St. Louis County, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter, Catholic Charities St. Louis, Behavioral Health Response, Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis, St. Louis Area FoodbankWyman Center,Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc., Society of St. Vincent dePaul, St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, Children’s Home Society of Missouri, Community Action Agency of St. Louis County – CAASTLC, Better Family Life, Deaconess Nurses, Dellwood Community Recreation Center, ECH Every Child’s HopeJewish Family & Children’s Service of St. LouisPlaces for PeopleYouth In NeedUrban Sprouts, Missouri Foundation for Health, Girls Inc. – St. LouisSalvation Army STLCare For Kids - just to name a few.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Beginning Wednesday, August 20 at 10 a.m., the Community Resource Drop-In Center will open daily to residents through Sunday (excluding Saturday) and will provide respite, children’s activities and access to resources from local agencies. Volunteers are not needed at the Center at this time. More information.

Community Resource Drop-In Center FAQs

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Community Resource Drop-In Center was made available to Ferguson residents by United Way, American Red Cross, St. Louis Area Foodbank, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Salvation Army and others. The center offered assistance, and provide some needed relief. Recap from Saturday, August 16.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Message from our president:

I, along with the entire United Way family, am deeply saddened by the events that have unfolded in Ferguson and surrounding areas. We offer our sincere condolences to the family of Michael Brown and all those impacted by these tragic events.

It’s important that our community has the space for constructive conversations and, eventually, healing. In a unified effort to help meet the most pressing needs of our friends and neighbors, we are joining with partner organizations to help people in this region recover in the short- and long-term.

Right now, United Way 2-1-1 is available to help those impacted get connected to immediate resources, such as counseling. As the needs of our community change, United Way 2-1-1 will continue to be there 24/7 to help. Simply dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626 to access these resources.

As a coordinated approach takes shape, we will work closely with our partners to help this region that we love and call home heal.

- Orvin Kimbrough, President and CEO, United Way of Greater St. Louis

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