United Way: Improving lives, strengthening communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the lives of millions around the world. If ever there were a time when local solutions can be activated by local actions, this is it.

This holiday season, consider the gift of giving with a donation to help support the relief and recovery.

The United Way Durham Region COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund will go to supporting basic needs, the homeless, seniors, and improved access to information and services.

Every donation goes to helping save a life, improving health outcomes, and helping to diminish the duration of the impact in Durham.

For more information or to donate to the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund, visit www.support.unitedwaydr.com/covid19.

Another gift worth giving this season is one that helps tackle hunger and supports sustainability.

Climate change and hunger are issues which impact our planet and are felt in every community.

For every $20 (or more) donated to help tackle hunger and support local sustainability initiatives, United Way Durham Region will provide two meals and plant a tree.

For more information or to donate to the Meals and Trees initiative, visit www.mealsandtreesdurham.ca.