United Way CEO Jeff Kimball, Social Services director Allison Lisbon
A Covid Relief Grant from United Way of Coastal Fairfield County will help Weston Social Services provide emergency assistance and help keep families in stable homes.
The $4,000 grant was presented to Social Services director Allison Lisbon by United Way CEO Jeff Kimball. It follows support provided to the Town of Weston last spring in the form of electronic gift cards to meet immediate family needs.
“Our neighbors need our help,” said Mr. Kimball, “and many of them are seeking help for the first time in their lives. We’re honored to work with the Town of Weston to bring help and hope to those who are suffering.”
Before the pandemic, many Weston families struggled to make ends meet. Now, families are challenged by increased household expenses and the loss of income due to reduced working hours or shuttered businesses. The United Way says that, in the past year, requests for help on the organization’s 2-1-1 Infoline from Weston residents increased fivefold.
Ms. Lisbon said, “It’s been a trying and difficult time. We have seen an increased need for help with food, utilities, rental assistance and emergency bills, such as appliance breakdowns. United Way is making it easier for me to provide for families who need help. I’m so grateful for this opportunity.”
About United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
Since the Covid-19 outbreak, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County has made investments in every one of the 12 towns in its service area, including:
All of this was made possible by grants, partnerships, local fundraising, and state-wide relief efforts.
Mr. Kimball said, “Throughout the pandemic, our United Way has worked innovatively and tirelessly to ease the burden shouldered by our neighbors. Together with our partners, we will overcome this crisis and keep building more equitable and resilient communities where all our neighbors have the opportunity to thrive.”
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County serves the towns of Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. Find out more at: unitedwaycfc.org.
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