United Manner of Tarrant County has established the “Rebuild Tarrant County Fund” to supply long-term help to the group because it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The brand new fund replaces the COVID-19 Emergency Aid Fund and represents the group’s shift from emergency response to ongoing restoration efforts. Donations will be made on-line at www.rebuildtarrant.org.
A statewide survey, performed by United Methods of Texas in cooperation with native United Methods together with United Manner of Tarrant County, discovered that Texans are dealing with many challenges because of the pandemic together with assembly primary wants. The survey additionally discovered some Texas communities and populations are being hit disproportionately arduous, and a majority of Texans are very anxious in regards to the well being and financial wellbeing of their communities.
Within the Dallas/Fort Price Metroplex, key findings embrace:
• The highest issues amongst people is contracting COVID-19 (67%), adopted by the financial well being of the group (59%), psychological well being points (40%), distant studying in the course of the upcoming faculty yr (38%) and attending church or different social gatherings (37%).
• When requested about sources wanted for his or her households, the commonest reply was “assist with payments” (22%) adopted by new job alternatives (20%), help with paying lease/mortgage (18%), know-how to help with distant working and studying (15%) and medical health insurance protection (13%).
• To make ends meet in the course of the pandemic, 22% stated they elevated the stability on bank cards, 21% stated they utilized for unemployment, 17% used a meals pantry/meals financial institution, 15% borrowed from household or pals and 12% utilized for meals stamps/SNAP.
• Seventy-five p.c of Dallas/Fort Price Metroplex households obtained a stimulus verify. Amongst these, 34% stated the verify would cowl household/family bills for 2 weeks or much less and the bulk used the checks for lease or mortgage (37%), utilities (35%) and meals (32%).
• Amongst seniors, the highest concern was contracting COVID-19 (74%), the financial well being of the group (71%), attending church or different social gatherings (44%), psychological well being points (34%) and medical points apart from COVID-19 (26%).
United Methods of Texas in partnership with native United Methods throughout the state launched the statewide survey to assist make clear the influence of COVID-19 on Texas communities, and to raised perceive the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on various Texas communities. As well as, the survey goals to information and inform United Methods throughout the state on the right way to greatest assist Texas households by way of long-term restoration and past.
The survey was administered from June 1-28 and made obtainable in each English and Spanish. The outcomes make it clear that some Texas populations and communities, comparable to girls, low revenue households, households of coloration, and people working in hospitality, arts/leisure/meals, development, and commerce/retail gross sales are bearing the brunt of the influence. Of be aware, 89% of single moms reported a reasonable to excessive impact of the virus.
The COVID-19 survey has offered a snapshot of important wants within the state of Texas because of the coronavirus, and United Manner of Tarrant County hopes that the outcomes will assist information conversations, group motion, advocacy and coverage making certain sources are allotted to assist these in want.
Since mid-March, United Manner of Tarrant County invested $1.four million from the Emergency Aid Fund, aiding greater than 550,000 individuals impacted by COVID 19. As well as, by way of federal and state grants administered by the Space Company on Getting old of Tarrant County, greater than 203,268 meals have been delivered to 2,480 senior residents. Whole for this effort is $1,113,636.
About United Manner of Tarrant County
United Manner of Tarrant County has labored to enhance the lives of these in our communities since 1922. As a nonprofit chief, we convey collectively people, teams, donors and repair suppliers to assist remedy a few of the hardest social points affecting Tarrant County. Annually, United Manner of Tarrant County helps greater than 300,000 individuals by way of its sources. United Manner of Tarrant County has no charges on donor designations, with 100 p.c of the donations going to the chosen company or trigger.