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June 29, 2021

United Way Awards $130,000 in COVID-19 Response to Nonprofits

United Way of Westchester and Putnam awarded $130,000 to local nonprofits helping disadvantaged individuals and families recover from the crises brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The health and economic crises created by the COVID 19 pandemic disproportionately affected the marginalized members of our society. The nonprofit community has been working tirelessly to respond to community needs and our United Way is committed to supporting their efforts,” said United Way of Westchester and Putnam CEO Tom Gabriel. 

The grants were made through the United Way of Westchester and Putnam Community Disaster Recovery Fund, a collection of different funds administered by United Way of Westchester and Putnam to provide direct disaster recovery assistance to local nonprofits affected by colossal natural and human-made disasters. 

 Since the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency, UWWP has administered over $1.8 million in funds to nonprofits in Westchester and Putnam.

Kathy Pandekakes, CEO of Human Development Services of Westchester, said. “United Way has been an incredible partner throughout the pandemic. We appreciate this grant and all you do and continue to do for our clients.”

The following organizations were awarded grants in this latest round:

914 Cares
Boys & Girls Club of Mt. Vernon
Cancer Support Team, Inc
Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill
Caritas of Port Chester
Community Center of Northern Westchester
Community Resource Center
Feeding Westchester
Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
Girls Inc of Westchester County
Giving Tree Global
Guidance Center of Westchester
Hearts and Homes for Refugees
HOPE Community Services
Human Development Services of Westchester
Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry of Pleasantville
Latino U College Access
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Lifting Up Westchester
Meals-on-Wheels of New Rochelle
NAMI Westchester
Open Door Medical Center
Pace Women’s Justice Center
Peekskill Education Foundation
Putnam CAP (WestCOP)
Second Chance Foods, Inc
STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck
Westchester Jewish Community Services
Westchester Library System
YMCA of Yonkers, Inc
Yonkers Partners in Education
Youth Shelter Program of Westchester
YWCA White Plains and Central Westchester