Local United Way branches are teaming up to raise money. The United Way is on a mission to raise $1.9 million towards its regional relief fund, it's all being made possible through the teaming up of seven local United Way branches in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Money from the regional relief fund will help the non-profits that have been working to help those impacted by COVID-19. The United Way of Southwest Virginia says that they're always searching to meet the needs of community and right now the need is greater than ever. They hope the relief fund will help with food insecurities, homelessness, and childcare for essential workers. They have a team dedicated to childhood success and right now they're helping area daycares keep their doors open. With over 100 childcare facilities open prior to the pandemic, they find themselves working closely with the 40 that remain serving the community, but just because they're open now, doesn't mean they always will be. Through funding from the fund, the childhood success team with other area groups and non-profits can continue to serve those in need during this trying time. For those essential workers relying on child care facilities, it could mean the difference in going to work or having to stay home.
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