Community Impact Spotlight

 

COVID19 Respite Center- Volunteers

 

 

United Way fights for the health, education and
financial stability of every person in every community.
When local service agencies and businesses were ordered
to close their doors for safety, it created a need for those
who are often unseen. The homeless in Muskingum County
have limited places to go during the day to use the restroom,
wash their hands or get out of the weather. United Way
responded to that need and partnered with Unified Command
nd Zane State.

United Way recruited volunteers to staff the respite center and
meet the needs of the community. Volunteers are often the key
to the work we do. The respite center offers a clean and safe place
for people to take a rest, and get warm. This effort would not be
possible without the volunteers to clean, monitor and staff the space.

Our volunteers have also stepped up to distribute produce to 230
residents and 14 pantries and deliver food pantry items to 6 seniors
in need in our communities during the stay at home order. In all,
20 people responded to the call, and volunteered to help meet our
community needs, and helped United Way of Muskingum, Perry,
and Morgan Counties keep our communities safe and healthy.

To volunteer for efforts like these call Kyle Dunn at 740-454-6872
or kdunn@unitedwayofmpm.org



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