About the COVID-19 Community Response Fund

United Way of Roanoke Valley’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund is an essential and forward-looking approach to supporting the stability of our region’s families, both during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

The fund supports the work of area nonprofit partners providing direct services to families in areas including access to food and supplies, healthcare, childcare, housing, utilities, employment and transportation.

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund is designed to complement the work of public health and government efforts, by expanding local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently, and effectively as possible. We anticipate multiple phases of funding to address both the acute, immediate needs as well as the longer-term impacts of the outbreak and recovery.

We will provide support for partners working with the immediate and emerging unmet needs of families as fundraising results allow.

Geographic Scope: Cities of Roanoke and Salem, Counties of Craig, Botetourt, Franklin, Roanoke, and Salem, and the Town of Vinton

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Ways to Give

Below are links to our online giving platforms (online giving, PayPal, Text to Give, Facebook, Mail). Thank you for your support and for LIVING UNITED!

As you determine your donation amount, please consider adding $1.50 to help cover transaction fees.

Online Giving:


PayPal COVID-19 Community Response Fund Donation
Other Amount:

Text to Give:

Text the word “uwrv” to 85511 to be taken to our giving platform.


Visit our Facebook page here to make a donation there.


To mail a check, please make it payable to “United Way of Roanoke Valley.” Important note: write “COVID-19 Response” on the memo line.

United Way of Roanoke Valley
325 Campbell Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24016

For questions, contact givehelp@uwrv.org.

Thank you to our major sponsors!


Ed & Anne Kohinke

Dr. Paul S. Frantz

Bill and Diane Elliot


Partner Information

Corporate Donation

Community Resources

Franklin County COVID-19 Community Response

Thank An Essential Worker

For additional resources regarding COVID-19 click here!