UWWC Updates and Information

As the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly changing, United Way of Weld County (UWWC) is following the worldwide, national and local recommendations closely. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and community is our highest priority, while continuing to support those in need.

Recent Updates:

Thanks to so many great people in helping make possible the relocation of the cold weather shelter to Island Grove Regional Park…read more

VISTAs handling UWWC 2-1-1 Colorado calls

Seven United Way of Weld County AmeriCorps VISTAS have been reassigned and are now working to handle the significant increase in 2-1-1 calls. The calls have been primarily for basic needs (food, housing, financial assistance, prescriptions, etc.) and the increase in SNAP (food stamp) calls. 2-1-1 resource navigators can take applications over the phone from callers. Over 1,000 calls are being handled per day.

United Way of Weld County Professional Staff

We understand that the most responsible thing for us to do, as the COVID-19 virus continues to develop, is to maintain social distancing. We are continuing to monitor the situation that faces not just Weld County but citizens all across the nation, and will continue to gather all available information and recommendations to make sound decisions.

We want to reassure you that UWWC is working harder than ever, while following these recommendations to protect the health and well-being of our staff, nonprofit partners and community.

What we are doing:

  • Our office is closed to the public. Our staff is working remotely and/or in a limited capacity at the office.
  • We have cancelled or postponed all events and large meetings through May 2.
  • Our early childhood staff are accessing the need and communicating with child care providers and agencies serving young children.

Resources and Information:

  • The UWWC website and social media are updated daily as more information, resources and needs are reported to us from our partners in the community.
  • UWWC has a system in place for agencies to list their needs and for people to volunteer during the coronavirus outbreak and throughout the year. Click here or contact Nicole Quinn for volunteer information or opportunities.
  • Collecting cleaning, hygiene and sanitation supplies for agencies and programs.
  • Resources and information for individuals and families who need food, utility assistance and other resources are available through UWWC 2-1-1 Colorado. Call 2-1-1 or click here

Together, we will continue to strengthen our community: If you are in a position to support the response to this unprecedented challenge, we invite you to:

  • Consider a donation to the Weld Recovers Fund: COVID-19 Relief.
  • Inkind donations are being accepted at the UWWC office (814 9th Street) M-F between 1 – 4 p.m. Call (970) 353-4300 to let office staff know you are donating items.
  • Volunteer to help your neighbors by visiting our Volunteer Connection for opportunities.
  • Please be safe and take care of your family, friends and neighbors.

News and Updates

The Weld Recovers Fund: COVID-19 Relief has been launched by UWWC and the Weld Community Foundation. This is designed to provide financial resources to charitable organizations in Weld County that are involved in supporting populations that have been affected by the outbreak. Individuals, businesses, faith organizations, foundations and institutions are encouraged to contribute to the fund. One-hundred percent of the donations received will be distributed quickly on decisions made from a committee composed of board members from UWWC and the Weld Community Foundation, and volunteers from the community.