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Orange County United Way Helps 564 Local Families with a $500 Emergency Debit Card to Prevent Homelessness

The local nonprofit seeks to help an additional 2,000 local families on the brink of homelessness with it's OC Family to Family Campaign

As the nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County United Way, a local nonprofit, has been responding to the needs of our community through it’s Pandemic Relief Fund.

In the last 3 weeks, the nonprofit has worked with 21 service providers to help 564 Orange County households as part of a pilot program that provided a $500 emergency debit card to help with rent food & utilities to prevent homelessness.

To continue to respond to the unprecedented need, Orange County United Way launched the OC Family to Family Campaign on April 20th to support an additional 2,000 local families in need due to job loss and income reduction from the current health crisis.

Orange County United Way’s President & CEO, Susan B. Parks, announces the launch of the OC Family to Family Campaign.

Donations of any size will be immediately put toward a $500 emergency debit card and given to an Orange County family on the brink of homelessness that needs financial assistance with rent, utilities, food, or other basic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lyons-Smith Family Foundation is generously providing a dollar for dollar match during this campaign, up to $500,000 – so you can double your impact when you donate today.

If you would like to volunteer or learn about other ways to help, click here.

If you are someone who needs help during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here to learn how you can get help.

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