united way office closed
In order to take the necessary precautions against the spread of COVID-19, United Way of Racine County's office will be closed from Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. Staff will work remotely during this time, meaning that we will continue to provide the high level of client service to which the community is accustomed.
All necessary meetings will be conducted via video or phone conferences during this time.
initiative and volunteer work
All Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are closed effective March 13, 2020. Taxpayers with an appointment will be notified directly. Through United Way's partnership with H&R Block, every household with a simple return can file their federal and state taxes for free. Learn more and file now at MyFreeTaxes.com.
All other initiatives and volunteer work, such as Schools of Hope and Youth As Resources, will follow the practice of the site location. If the site location closes, volunteer activities at that site will cease. Initiative managers are keeping volunteer groups updated to let them know how they should move forward
United Way of Racine County fights for the health of the Racine Community, and as such, we want to share a few tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone should practice basic hygiene habits, such as washing their hands and covering their mouth to sneeze or cough. Avoid close contact with people, especially in group settings.
Sick individuals should remain at home and limit their exposure as much as possible. It is recommended that people report their symptoms by phone to their medical provider.
Please visit the CDC website for more information on precautions you can take to prevent illness.
Health is a critical component of the work we do at United Way, and we are confident that our community will work together with all of its great resources to combat this illness.
There are a number of resources you can use if you need help during this difficult time.
- The Racine Unified School District has released a meal service plan for families who will need it during school shutdown. See the RUSD website for more information.
- The Racine County Eye has created a resource page on information about COVID-19 that covers information at the national level, down to information at the local level on this virus.
- For any other resource you may need during this time, call 211 and they will direct you to to the help you need.
support your community in difficult times
Our community is facing a huge challenge right now, and it will undoubtedly affect those who we serve through our initiatives and partnerships at United Way of Racine County. School closings, office closings and other closures, while necessary, will directly impact the health, education and financial stability of our community.