The United Way SIBC receives funding to help address the impacts of COVID-19 on the Okanagan regions vulnerable community
August 31, 2020 – Within vulnerable communities there is an urgent demand for donations as British Columbia prepares for a second wave of COVID-19. While governments across Canada are focusing on the immediate health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, most charities are experiencing an increased need for the services they provide with less money coming in.
TD Bank Group has announced $150,000 in funding for social service agencies and organizations delivering critical support to vulnerable communities throughout BC. The United Way British Columbia is one of the organizations receiving funding from TD Bank.
Kahir Lalji, Executive Director of the United Way SIBC was quoted:
“United Way has valued its ongoing partnership with TD in collaborating to help meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our communities. This partnership has impacted the lives of thousands across the communities we serve here in the Southern Interior. Once again, we recognize TD’s leadership in helping to support the much needed essential non-medical services being provided by the social and community services sector throughout the Southern Interior. Through this pandemic the needs of the most vulnerable have been heightened and this partnership is an indication of TDs leadership in coming forward to provide relief in our communities’ biggest time of need.”
The commitment will help frontline workers and volunteers maintain connectivity to much needed resources such as food, shelter, and mental health support for people who continue to seek access during the public health crisis.