Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Your Neighbor Next Door

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023

In 2021, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette developed a pooled fund to support efforts of community partners across Oregon in vaccine advocacy, access and education.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Refuting Disaster Capitalism

Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2022

At United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, we value those who are closest to the crises. The knowledge and experience of those working within communities, especially in times of crisis, should be paramount. Their voices should be held in highest regard around the tables where decisions are made.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Culturally Relevant Communication Creates Common Ground

Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2022

Cultural relevancy is a term we use regularly at United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. But it can be hard to pin down a universal definition of the phrase, and difficult to understand the tangible effects of implementing cultural relevancy in community work.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Healing in a Like-Minded Space

Thursday, Mar. 24, 2022

My name is Veyda, and I am an AmeriCorps member in the Confluence Environmental Program working as a Disaster Resilience Coordinator for United Way of the Columbia-Willamette.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Highlighting Indigenous Impact

Monday, Feb. 28, 2022

There can be an unnerving sense of invisibility experienced by cultures that do not dominate the norm.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Building Community, One Bite at a Time

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022

Hunger is not an insoluble, nor an isolated, issue. This ethos drives the work of Clackamas Service Center, a non-profit based in Clackamas County providing community, food, hygiene and resilience to families and individuals seeking it.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Dialing In Distress

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

In an increasingly digital world, picking up your phone and calling an information line seems horribly outdated.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

2020 Wildfire Report

Monday, Mar. 8, 2021

In September 2020, Way of the Columbia-Willamette (UWCW) launched a Wildfire Response and Recovery Fund, to help families suffering devastating loss caused by the wildfires in our region. In times of disasters, we’ve heard from our nonprofit partners on the ground that communities of color are disproportionately affected.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Building Brighter Futures Through Childcare

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

Like so many families across our region, Tracy and Jeremy existed in a gray area where they made just enough to be disqualified from many safety net programs, but not enough to be able to pay for all their basic needs like rent, healthcare and especially childcare. 


Critical Moments of the Year

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020

This year saw an unprecedented number of challenges across our region. Here are some critical moments of 2020 that your generosity and support helped make possible.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

COVID-19 Report: Building a Path from Relief to Resiliency

Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2020

Thanks to you, families hit hard by COVID-19 were able to access critical services, including short-term housing assistance, utilities assistance and access to food. Read how your support made a difference.  

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

COVID-19, resources and ways to help

Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020

Our country has faced many difficult situations over the years – disasters and economic crises – but nothing quite like this one. It’s why we prepare. For 100 years, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has been the place where our community joins together to help one another.

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