United Way Local Relief Fund
May 13 Update: 846 Families Helped


We’ve been awed by the generosity of this community as we’ve watched the numbers continue to grow in our United Way COVID-19 Local Relief Fund. But numbers can’t even begin to compare to the amazing stories that are coming in from our friends and neighbors across the region who have received help from the fund. 

One story especially touched my heart. A mom and her 8-month-old daughter were about to be evicted and homeless until they received help from our fund. She said:

“I lost my job as a nurse in a senior care facility and could only pay 66% of my rent. I received a three-day eviction notice and was terrified that I was going to be evicted for something that I could not control. The emergency funds arrived on the final day of my eviction notice. It was like a breath of fresh air – like someone removed an elephant off of my chest. Thank you so much for keeping my daughter and I out of being homeless.”

In the last month and a half, the capital region has committed more than $527,000 to our United Way COVID-19 Local Relief Fund. There are 846 families across Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties who have received their one-time $500 distribution.

We are grateful to our 11 nonprofit partners across our five-county region that are working hard to identify families and ensure they receive the help they need. We are thankful to our Donate4Sacramento donors who have contributed gifts to the Support Families area so those dollars could be distributed to Sacramento families through our fund. 

We are deeply grateful to the organizations and individuals who have committed funds to our United Way COVID-19 Local Relief Fund.