To Our Families, Partners and Community,

At United Way of the Columbia-Willamette we are dedicated to making our region a better place for everyone. We, like so many of our nonprofit and corporate partners, are closely watching the developments surrounding the spread of coronavirus across our communities. 

If you have questions on the latest developments or how to minimize the impact of the pandemic, we encourage everyone to review information from the Centers for Disease Control and the Oregon Health Authority.

Community members can also connect with 211info (by dialing 2-1-1) with questions about the coronavirus and access to support services and programs. 

If you are volunteering on a project through Hands On Greater Portland, please check the website for the latest updates Some nonprofit partners are canceling their projects.

Leading by Example
Our top priority is the safety of our staff, volunteers and guests, so earlier this week we:

  • Asked employees to work from home
  • Canceled upcoming events
  • Moved all regularly scheduled meetings to conference calls and video conferencing

Viruses don’t discriminate and neither should we. Coronavirus doesn’t recognize race, nationality, ethnicity nor social status. We are stronger as a community when we stand together against discrimination. Take advantage of the resources in this memo to prevent, interrupt, and respond to stigma. 

Our region is stronger when we are united. Together, we will face this crisis and create a path forward to recovery.


We are all in this together. Help us ensure that our region’s most vulnerable have the resources they need to weather the short-term and long-term impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.  

Thank you for being champions and heroes. Support a safety net for our community today.