United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) is Launching a Emergency response fund to support those impacted by the shutdown.
On Friday, January 24, 2019 we will hand out cash gift cards to 200 federal employees at the airport who normally are paid at or slightly above minimum wage pay and who are in crisis.
You can support our efforts in assisting these region residents by donating today; 100% will go to regional government employees.
United Way is also assisting federal employees through our Call 2-1-1 helpline. Call 2-1-1 specialists can help those in need connect to food pantries, health care services and utility and eviction prevention assistance, mental health counseling, transportation, child care and availablity of public benefits.