United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County is launching our LIVE UNITED Initiative on June 1, focusing on rebuilding our community into a stronger, more equitable place post the COVID-19 pandemic.
While United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has always been focused on helping the most vulnerable in Bexar County, working to support our children as they prepare for school, providing resources for successful students, strengthening individuals and families, and being there in times of crisis remain fundamental to our work. We’re proud to work together with our nonprofit partners to reimagine and rebuild as a stronger, more equitable community where we all can thrive.
Across the world, United Way has been working overtime to help communities respond to COVID-19. The $1 billion United Way raised for COVID-19 relief efforts globally is now in our communities. It helped more than 27 million people stay in their homes, feed their families, keep the lights on, and more. Here in Bexar County, we quickly responded to support frontline workers, provide emergency childcare, and nonprofits adapting to a new way of helping their clients.
But we also know that real recovery will take a while. Our work is far from over. Jobs have been lost; educators and parents worry about learning loss, especially for children in low-income households, and we are still fielding record requests for food, rent and utility assistance and other vital services.
Rebuilding isn’t a matter of going back to where we were. It’s reimagining how we can be better and building towards that – together. Help us LIVE UNITED.