RESOURCES FOR ND
*If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have Coronavirus (COVID-19) or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), stay home and call your healthcare provider. If you have severe symptoms, contact your healthcare provider or emergency room and seek care immediately. Your doctor will determine if you have signs and symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and whether you should be tested.
To learn about Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and access resources:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
- ND Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for ND
- For questions related to COVID-19, the public can call the NDDoH health hotline at 1-866-207-2880 daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Individuals who need medical advice should contact their health care provider.
- Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to get connected to resources that might be able to help, like assistance with child care, housing, or finding food
- The FTC warns that the government will never ask you for money or personal information to receive a relief check and that these checks are not yet a reality
- For additional information please go to https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center?fbclid=IwAR2kUViR8G8v4Doubx03M13p0A_S5XJE58LAt-sUIzZfw4ps7Ygc1cWUgsc#Prevention or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
COVID-19 Family Support Fund:
With sudden wage losses our local community members face a high level of financial uncertainty. With public events, schools and workplaces shuttering as the pandemic unfolds, hourly, low-wage workers will experience unprecedented financial hardship. The problem is acute for hospitality workers, retail workers, and other hourly workers, many living paycheck to paycheck, with no clear options for recouping lost wages. Additionally, across our communities, many children rely on federally funded school-based programs for one, two or more meals each day. As schools close, the demand for food assistance will increase for these children and their families.
In response, United Way has established the COVID-19 Family Support Fund, a dedicated resource for working families affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Additionally, the United Way of Dickinson has decided to allocate micro grants to local nonprofits to help combat the spreading of COVID-19. The grants total up to $300 per community partner and must go toward preventing the spreading of the virus. The grant is open to any nonprofit in Stark, Dunn, and Billings counties and is available until funds are exhausted.
Applications for the micro grant can be obtained by contacting United Way of Dickinson’s executive director, Nichole De Leon, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The last thing we want is for a food pantry, shelter, or WIC provider to think twice about cleaning or sanitizing because it isn’t in the budget.
If your organization is interested in becoming a funding partner, reach out to Nichole De Leon via email at email@example.com.
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Here at United Way of Dickinson, in our continued commitment to the health, safety, and wellbeing of everyone in our community, we’ve been focusing our COVID-19 response in three specific areas and are asking for your support this #GivingTuesdayNow to join us in living united. GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that takes place just after Thanksgiving each year, creating an international day of giving to support nonprofits and community activism around the world. In the wake of the coronavirus, they’ve shifted gears to create #GivingTuesdayNow, set to take place May 5, 2020 to spark an increase in grassroots generosity.
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UNITED WAY OF DICKINSON
As a human services organization continuously seeking to deliver community impact and maintain quality service to our donors and clients, the United Way of Dickinson places high value on the concept of diversity.
United Way of Dickinson values the uniqueness of the individual, the power of the collective good and the importance of communities. We promote a climate that welcomes, understands and respects the diversity of our clients, donors, staff, volunteers, agencies and community partners. Dimensions of diversity include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, cultural orientation, national origin, language, religious belief, disability, gender and age.
United Way of Dickinson is committed to incorporating practices that enhance diversity into all areas of activity, including the recruitment and retention of staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds. Staff and volunteers are supported through training to address the needs of all individuals and communities served.
The Board of Directors and senior management team will provide leadership and collaborate with clients, donors, staff, volunteers, agencies and community partners to ensure an environment that values diversity.