FREMONT – As many service industry workers face cut hours or complete layoffs due to the restrictions placed on their industry in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, their rent, mortgage and utilities bills are still coming. The Fremont Area Community Foundation and the Fremont Area United Way are working to provide critical funding to help with rent, mortgage, utilities assistance and more for those who have been affected in this way.
If you are in need of assistance with your rent, mortgage, utilities, food, or other needs, please call the Fremont Area United Way at 402-721-4157 to be connected to a case manager who will assist you with the application process. Do not wait until you have an eviction notice or your utilities are shut off, as appointments are not immediate.
Fremont Area United Way (FAUW) is working with other community organizations to respond to these needs quickly. The 2-1-1 call center has been activated and updated with new information. 2-1-1 is a phone number to call that is available 24 hours a day seven days a week. In addition to 2-1-1, you can also call Fremont Area United Way at 402-721-4157 if you are looking for local resources. When you or your family need to know where to go for help – Fremont Area United Way is the place to start.
Want to volunteer or donate?
If you are able and willing to volunteer safely, or would like to be on the volunteer list to be contacted as needs arise please call the Fremont Area United Way Volunteer Coordinator, Jacki.
If you can’t volunteer in person, please consider making a donation of any size to support these efforts. Donating to the Fremont Area United Way COVID-19 Fund supports families living in Dodge & Washington Counties. Donations can also be made to the Fremont Area Covid-19 Response fund through the Fremont Area Community Foundation (FACF) which will support area non-profits providing relief programs and services for those impacted throughout the foundation’s grant area – which includes all of Dodge, Cuming, Colfax, Burt and Washington counties, and parts of Douglas and Saunders counties.
“As social distancing becomes our new normal, a donation can transcend isolation and help support those most in need,” said Christy Fiala, Executive Director of the FAUW.
“The challenges we faced one year ago following the flood may be somewhat different,” said Melissa Diers, Executive Director of the FACF. “But the collaborative effort needed to address them is already underway.”
To donate to the Fremont Area United Way, please click “Donate” at fremontunitedway.org or send your gifts to FAUW 445 E. 1st Street, Fremont, NE 68025.
To donate to the Fremont Area Community Foundation, please click “Donate Now” at facfoundation.org, or send your gift to FACF, 1005 E. 23rd St., Suite 2, Fremont, NE 68025.