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Many families in our community — your friends and neighbors — are still in crisis and grappling with the impact of COVID-19. But with your support, we help those who are struggling to get back on their feet.

United Way's COVID-19 Impact Fund provides assistance to individuals who have lost their job and or experienced a reduction of hours due to the pandemic.

Please click on Apply Now if you need assistance. If you would like to donate, click Give Now. You can also text STARK to 50503 if you would like to contribute.

Your support makes it possible to provide relief to our neighbors, and with your help, we can continue to do more.
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Updated on Nov. 25, 2020. Dollars raised include CARES Act funds as of Nov. 2020.


The purpose of this program is to assist individuals who have lost their job and or experienced a reduction of hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stark and Carroll County employees impacted as of March 14 by mass layoffs as a result of COVID – 19, may be eligible to receive assistance with rent/mortgage, utilities, prescriptions and/or food.

After the form is submitted, one of United Way of Greater Stark County’s Impact Team members will reach out to you within the next 3 - 6 business days, between the hours of 9AM - 3PM.

This fund is a dedicated resource for working families affected by the pandemic. Qualified applicants will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis as funds are available, based on community donations.

Village of Brewster residents apply here


As coronavirus reverberates across hospitals, offices, schools, and homes, we are reminded of our most basic shared value. We know that all of us depend on each other for a healthy community. The same priority guides our concern for those most economically vulnerable in a pandemic. This includes the families of hospitality, retail and other hourly workers, among others.

The Need

Many workers are experiencing unprecedented financial hardship. The problem is acute for hospitality workers, retail workers, and other hourly workers, many living paycheck to paycheck, with no clear options for recouping lost wages.


United Way of Greater Stark County's COVID-19 Impact Fund is a dedicated resource for working families affected by the pandemic. We mobilize these funds to help provide families' basic needs during the pandemic.

If you would like to send in a check instead of donating online, please make the check out to United Way of Greater Stark County COVID-19 Impact Fund.



Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, agency partners, and the community we serve.

United Way's internal team is assessing the situation daily and following all recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Health Services.

Agency partners: Please keep us informed of any program challenges that may result from this situation. Our team is here to help and will continue reaching out with ongoing updates. If you have added any services or adjusted an existing program, please also email 2-1-1 so they may stay up to date.

Donors and partner businesses: We appreciate your continued investment in United Way's work to drive strategic impact in the health, education, and financial stability of everyone in our community.


  • If you are in need of emergency services, please call 9-1-1.
  • Our 2-1-1 referral help services are available 24/7/365. Call 2-1-1, visit or text your zip code to 898-211 to be connected to someone who can help.

You can call Ohio's Coronavirus contact number for more information: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

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Donations can be designated to a United Way Impact Area, a specific United Way Funded Partner, a United Way Strategic Initiative, other United Ways or any health or human services 501(c)(3) organization.