The COVID-19 pandemic had a devasting impact on our community. We are committed to supporting Tarrant County through long-term recovery efforts. Please take a moment to reimagine a healthier and more vibrant Tarrant County, then join us in rebuilding a stronger community. Donate now to our new Rebuild Tarrant County Fund.
Reimagine Tarrant County
Rebuilding a Stronger Community
The pandemic has exposed broken places in our community and left those already marginalized in even more desperate situations. United Way of Tarrant County is asking you to REIMAGINE our community and help us continue our work as we recover from the impact of COVID-19. To help REBUILD Tarrant County, we have created the Rebuild Tarrant County Fund. This fund will allow United Way of Tarrant County to continue its operations at the current level while providing much-needed, additional support to our community as we heal from the pandemic.
Through our work during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have touched the lives of more than 500,000 people and their families. This meant food on the table, formula for babies, ability for many to pay rent, mortgages and utilities and so much more. For some, it was the difference between making an impossible choice of buying food or a health-sustaining prescription. The long-term consequences to choices like these will be with us for some time to come.
“Crowley House of Hope is humbled to stand with our neighbors in their time of need, with the help of United Way of Tarrant County.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah* contacted Crowley House of Hope for financial assistance with her rent. She was fearful that the pandemic’s impact would cause her to return to homelessness as a year prior, she was living in her car.
After overcoming homelessness and loyally paying her rent for a year, the reality of COVID-19 struck. The childcare facility where Sarah worked began to serve fewer families, which meant that employees’ hours decreased. Sarah soon realized her decrease in hours meant she wasn’t able to pay her full month’s rent.
Crowley House of Hope, with funding from United Way of Tarrant County, provided Sarah with $550 to keep her rent payment current. She was thankful and relieved as she realized she was not going to be homeless again. Sarah retained her dignity and her home thanks to generous donations made to United Way of Tarrant County.