We are facing unprecedented circumstances regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19. We’re closely monitoring the situation by communicating regularly with our community partners.

In response to the ever growing needs of our most vulnerable community members, we have no doubt that our generous donors and volunteers will rise to the challenge. We know there will be ongoing resources needed for; childcare, food, financial stability, and healthcare. We will show up. We will make a difference and as always, we will Live United. 

We have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone upcoming local fundraising events, however we know there are immediate needs we can’t ignore.

The United Way of Paducah-McCracken County will address the emergent needs of our local community and will work with community partners to best serve our neighbors. We need your support. We have set up a way for you to easily give and, as always, you can rest assured that your dollars will go directly to our local community as we face this crisis together.

The time is now. To respond to emergent needs in Paducah-McCracken County: GIVE online by clicking here, text GIVE to 77513, or mail your donation marked COVID-19 Response Fund to 333 Broadway, Suite 502 Paducah, KY 42001. 

• 100% of COVID-19 response donations received by the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County will respond to emergent needs in Paducah-McCracken County.

• Through generous donations, the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County along with partners from the Salvation Army, Family Service Society, the City of Paducah and Paducah Cooperative Ministry, offered $68,500 in Necessity Grants to people in our community.  The grants were made available to help with immediate needs of local families who had been recently furloughed/laid-off or lost income due to COVID-19. This opportunity is currently closed. 

• To ensure we are meeting the most immediate and relevant needs of our community members and partner agencies, we have assembled a COVID-19 Response/Community Impact Committee comprised of United Way board members and community members at large. In the days ahead, this committee will meet bi-weekly to discuss and react to the needs of our community. In addition, United Way Executive Director, Betsy Burkeen, will continue to meet with United Way partner agencies’ executive leadership bi-weekly to keep a current pulse on their needs.

• Continued updates of the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County COVID-19 response fund can be found on the United Way Facebook page and on this webpage.