WICHITA, Kan., Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – United Way is partnering with the City of Wichita to accept material and monetary donations to aid the local coronavirus response. Donations will be distributed to people who have self-quarantined or vulnerable populations, such as the elderly.
“This is what United Way is all about, pulling the community together to help each other when we need each other the most.” said Patrick J. Hanrahan, United Way president and CEO.
Hygiene products, bottled water and cleaning supply donations are being accepted at United Way of the Plains, 245 N. Water St., Wichita, Kan., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clothing and food donations will not be accepted. You can call 2-1-1 to find local nonprofits accepting those items if you wish to donate them directly.
United Way has set up a fund to help people who have self-quarantined or vulnerable populations, such as the elderly. United Way of the Plains will not charge administrative fees. There are three easy ways to make a donation:
- Donate online now at unitedwayplains.org/pandemicfund
- Text “ICTResponse” to 41444 to donate. (ICTResponse is one word, no spaces.)
- Checks can be mailed to United Way of the Plains, 245 N. Water St., Wichita, KS 67202. Please include “Pandemic Fund” in the memo.
If you’re looking for help, want to volunteer, or have general questions about the coronavirus, contact 211, United Way’s information and referral service. Dial 2-1-1 to talk with a call specialist or text your ZIP code to 898-211. United Way is working with local and state agencies to have accurate, current information.
MEDIA CONTACT: Delane Butler, Vice President of Marketing, United Way of the Plains, (316) 267-1321, Ext. 4105, firstname.lastname@example.org