HELPING THE HELPERS DURING A CRISIS
UMC is here to support Midcoast nonprofits as they help our community through the coronavirus crisis. Donate today.
Rapid Response Fund
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UMC established the Rapid Response Fund. 100% of all donations received go out as support for local nonprofits that are meeting the immediate needs of individuals seeking help in Knox and Waldo counties. The Fund provides stopgap support for local nonprofits who find themselves under-resourced to serve a growing demand for their services. Donations are now being accepted for this fund.
Other actions UMC has taken in support of our nonprofit community during this unprecedented time include:
Fast-Tracking Grant Awards – click to read more about this.
RAPID RESPONSE GRANTEES
(updated as of February 24, 2021)
- $5,000 to Knox County Homeless Coalition to fund temporary and safe housing solutions
- $1,500 to Islesboro Community Center’s Care and Comfort Program for food and supplies for community kitchen meal delivery
- $750 to One Less Worry to supply toilet paper for local food pantry clients
- $3,000 to the Belfast Soup Kitchen to support increased costs associated with COVID-19
- $5,000 to Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition to assist newly released inmates needing shelter
- $3,750 to New Hope for Women for emergency shelter for domestic violence victims
- $5,000 to the Rockland Salvation Army to support the increased need for food services
- $5,000 to Finding Our Voices for a domestic violence awareness mailing to Waldo County residents
- $5,000 to AIO Food and Energy Assistance to support a warehouse manager in coordinating local pantries to meet increased needs
- $5,000 to Waldo Community Action Partners to improve web-based communications about available services
- $5,000 to Full Plates Full Potential to support summer meal programs for children in Waldo County
- $5,000 to Full Plates Full Potential to support summer meal programs for children in Knox County
- $5,000 to Rockland District Nursing Association to allow for increased nursing hours in relation to COVID-19
- $5,000 to VOANNE’s Mid Coast Regional Reentry Center for staffing support to cover shortfalls in County resources
- $5,000 to Full Plates Full Potential to support summer meal programs for children in Knox County (2nd grant)
- $5,000 to Full Plates Full Potential to support summer meal programs for children in Waldo County (2nd grant)
- $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sister to support mentoring for kids in Knox and Waldo counties.
- $5,000 to New Hope for Women for emergency shelter for domestic violence victims