Local individuals and families have been immediately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Way has created the Help United Fund to provide rapid emergency assistance to individuals impacted by lost wages, closure of schools, day cares and non-essential businesses. Applicants apply for up to $1,000 to be used for rent, mortgage, utilities, child care, funeral expense, and gift cards for approved purposes.

100% of your donation will go directly towards these payments, and it stays in our local community (New Bedford, Dartmouth, Acushnet, Fairhaven, Freetown, Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett, and Wareham).

The Help United Fund is the only fund endorsed by City of New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell.