COVID-19 RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

United Way of the Eastern Panhandle is closely monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its local impact. This page will be updated frequently to provide resources and assistance available to our local community.

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UWEP COVID-19 Recovery Fund

United Way of the Eastern Panhandle (UWEP) has launched a recovery fund to support the immediate and emerging needs of our community as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The UWEP COVID-19 Recovery Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations in our region working with individuals that have been adversely affected by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this pandemic. The Fund is designed to expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

Donations to the Fund will be granted to organizations in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties that directly support local residents and families who are most affected by the health, economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Funds will also be directed to 2-1-1 and the Regional Resource Connection (RRC). 2-1-1 is a local information and referral hotline that connects people to essential health and human services. The Regional Resource Connection is a partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHR), Telamon, and United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. The RRC links people to social and community services and coordinates efforts to provide households with assistance when state or federal aid is not available or insufficient.

Any nonprofit organization, including schools and government agencies, serving the West Virginia counties of Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson will be eligible to apply for grant funding through the UWEP COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

Interested organizations can complete the UWEP COVID-19 Recovery Fund application here.

Donations

100% of donations to United Way of the Eastern Panhandle's COVID-19 Recovery Fund will go directly to relief efforts. There are no administrative fees associated with the Recovery Fund. To ensure that grants awarded through the COVID-19 Recovery Fund meet the greatest needs in our community, we are not allowing for restricted donations at this time.

To donate to the UWEP COVID-19 Recovery Fund, click here. You can also text COVID19UWEP to 41444 to give.

Health Department Resources

Food Related Assistance

Meals on Wheels of Berkeley County

Meals on Wheels of Berkeley County is currently delivering meals five days per week, Monday through Friday. If clients would rather not have contact with the driver, they can leave a cooler and a note outside their door to leave the meals for them.

Boy & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle

The Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle will be closed during the school closures, but will be providing meals to any families in need. Please see the information below for further details.

They will provide a five (5) day supply of snack and dinner to anyone under 18 years of age and in school at each of their sites.

Families are asked to RSVP with the number of meals to the site they will pick up from, so that they may prepare enough meals. However, an RSVP is not required. See the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle Facebook page for pick up days and times for each of the sites below.

Morgan County Club
187 S. Green St.
(304) 258-6741

Pick up will occur around the back of the facility.

Jefferson County Club
334 N. Lawrence St.
(304) 728-3143

Pick up will occur in the parking lot.

Martinsburg/Berkeley County Unit
105 W. John St.
(304) 263-2696

Pick up will occur in the back parking lot.

Information & Referral Services (2-1-1)

If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit wv211.org or dial 2-1-1 to speak with someone who can help.

Region Specific Websites

Information on Utilities

Potomac Edison

Effective immediately, service shutoffs for past-due customers are discontinued. We will monitor the situation and adjust our policy as circumstances develop. Customers who are facing hardships should call 1-800-686-0011.

City of Martinsburg

The City is allowing additional time to pay any City of Martinsburg bill that is due by March 31, 2020. These bills are now payable by April 6, 2020 without penalties or late fees added.

City of Martinsburg Water and Sewer customer cut-offs for delinquencies have been suspended until further

Comcast

Offering free unlimited data, opening #Xfinity WiFi network nationally for free, waiving late fees, and helping low-income families get connected. More information can be found here.

 

If you have additional information or updates to the listed information, please contact our office by email at info@uwayep.org or by phone at 304-263-0603.