Donate

Your help at this time is critical.

In order to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, Upper Valley Strong needs your financial support! 

Upper Valley Strong will distribute contributed funds to organizations working to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These include food, family supports, childcare, services for seniors, housing and other needs that that are not being met. Upper Valley Strong works through a coalition of organizations, local governments and regional planning groups focused on the Upper Valley and its health and well-being.

The Upper Valley Haven is acting as the fiscal agent for Upper Valley Strong.

Donate Online

The above link will take you to a dedicated Upper Valley Strong donation page on the Upper Valley Haven website.

Donate By Mail

Send a check made payable to Upper Valley Haven with “UV Strong” in the subject line to:

Upper Valley Haven
Attn: Michael Redmond
713 Hartford Avenue
White River Junction, VT  05001

Frequently Asked Questions

Funds donated to Upper Valley Strong support the work of local organizations meeting the needs of vulnerable populations. Assessments of the gaps and needs are ongoing, and UV Strong is able to move very quickly once a funding opportunity is identified. 

The overwhelming majority of these funds go to direct services, but some of the funding will also go to keeping these local direct service non-profits financially strong so that they can continue to serve the Upper Valley.

Upper Valley Strong committees are made up of members of local non-profits who are experts on each facet of this unfolding crisis. These committees make funding recommendations to the finance committee. 

The finance committee makes the final funding decisions. This is a group of local folks with very high credibility who are tracking where the gaps are in the local system. 

Learn more about Upper Valley Strong committees here.

updated 4/30/20

Funding Allocations

Upper Valley Community Nursing Project

For the purchase of thermometers for community nurses to use during home visits

$1,820

Willing Hands and NH Food Bank

To help supply food to food shelves across the Upper Valley and Greater Sullivan County regions.

$20,000

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council

To help vulnerable seniors stay home safely, via home delivered meals, pet food deliveries, safe food packaging, and support for volunteers.

$9,700

Bugbee Senior Center

To help vulnerable seniors stay home safely, via home delivered meals, pet food deliveries, safe food packaging, and support for volunteers.

$5,440

Thompson Senior Center

To help vulnerable seniors stay home safely, via home delivered meals, pet food deliveries, safe food packaging, and support for volunteers.

$4,480

Early Childhood Educators Association via Good Beginnings

To support two weeks’ operation of the Child Care Navigator role to link essential workers to childcare.

$5,400

LISTEN Community Services

To help meet increased needs for food-related services (especially community dinners to-go) while LISTEN is re-creating its business model to adapt to loss of thrift-store revenue.

$7,488