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DISASTER FUND

THE UNITED WAY OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS ACCEPTS MONETARY DONATIONS FOR THE DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUNDTHAT IS USED SOLELY FOR FLOODING OR FIRE RELEIF AND RECOVERY.

ABOUT UNITED WAY'S DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUND

United Way of the Blue Mountains is proud to support local communities through our Disaster Fund.

At United Way of the Blue Mountains, we understand that recovery is a long-term endeavor, and needs endure long after disasters are no longer frontpage news. To that end, we are committed to raising funds that will support our neighbors for the duration of these efforts.

United Way of the Blue Mountains serves Columbia, Morrow, Umatilla and Walla Walla counties.

United Way of the Blue Mountains distributes disaster relief funds in the following ways:

  • Immediate response efforts
  • Long-term recovery efforts
  • Filling unmet needs where there are gaps in existing services
  • Providing grants to our community partners and other nonprofit organizations who provide direct services to assist with recovery
  • Supporting other response and recovery efforts, as determined by the United Way of the Blue Mountains Board of Directors, to support individuals and families impacted by floods and fires

ABOUT YOUR DONATION

United Way of the Blue Mountains has allocated $20,000 to Walla Walla and Columbia counties and $10,000 to Umatilla County to support recovery efforts from the historic 2020 floods. 100% of additional donations earmarked for flood relief will be allocated to recovery efforts through our Disaster Fund, as will all proceeds from this year’s Tastiest Taco contest.

Charitable organizations in the region don't have all the resources they need to respond. As they step up, United Way will put your donation to work with these trusted and tested organizations who know what to do. This is the most efficient way to help your neighbors: work with front-line organizations who specialize in disaster response and those who will be there for the community over the long haul. This includes clean-up efforts, home repairs, and other needs that are part of the long-term recovery from the 2020 flood.

Please support YOUR community through the United Way of the Blue Mountains Disaster Fund.

RESOURCES FOR THOSE EFFECTED BY FLOODING

Homeowners and Renters Guide
After Flood Tip Sheet
Shopping List For Cleanup
What to Wear
Mold Cleanup