By NATALIE BRODA
The Oakland Press
United Way for Southeastern Michigan has launched a $10 million campaign to raise emergency grant funding for organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The agency has so far raised $4.9 million for the fund, which will allow nonprofits and other agencies to apply for grants and receive approval in two to three days.
“People in Southeast Michigan need help right now. We are working to quickly get funds to those that are having an immediate impact on people affected by the virus,” Darienne Driver Hudson, Ed.D., president and CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan, said.
“Thanks to our corporate and philanthropic partners, and individuals, we are able to provide this support when it is most needed. We are encouraging everyone that is able to consider supporting this important work.”
United Way has named 31 organizations which will be the first to receive the grants:
Alternatives For Girls (AFG)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan
Bridging Communities, Inc.
CARE of Southeastern Michigan
Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
Community Housing Network
Crossroads of Michigan
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program
Franklin Wright Settlements, Inc
Friends Of Parkside
HAVEN Oakland County
Kids’ Health Connections (Formerly WCHAP)
Lakeshore Legal Aid
Latin Americans for Social & Economic Development (LA SED)
Macomb Community Action
Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (MCREST)
Macomb Food Program
Matrix Human Services
Micah 6 Community
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA)
Pope Francis Center
South Oakland Shelter (dba Lighthouse MI)
St Dominic Outreach Center
Starfish Family Services
The Baldwin Center, Inc.
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency