The United Way of Hastings (UWH) has established the UWH Response & Recovery Fund to meet immediate needs and support recovery in the Hastings area in response to the impact of the COVID-19 virus.

The UWH Response & Recovery Fund will provide funds for unmet needs which may be food, shelter, clothes, prescriptions, daycare, utilities, transportation, and other needs not covered by government programs or other traditional relief sources.

While many valuable organizations are already meeting needs and may have fundraising initiatives in place, UWH will work alongside organizations and look to meet gaps in the needs throughout the community.

100% of gifts to the UWH Response & Recovery Fund will be used to help local community members and the Hastings community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click below to make an urgently needed donation!

March 23, 2020 News Release

How to Receive Funds

Simple and quick to get needed funds in organizations’ hands.

  • Organizations such as past and previous UWH Funded Partner Agencies may apply to UWH to get cash to provide direct services to those in need.
  • UWH will get funds to organizations providing the direct services and will not be providing funds to individuals.
  • UWH will review applications daily and respond to applicants as soon as possible.

Our Community Role

UWH serves the Hastings area identifying needs in the community and mobilizing resources. During this time of uncertainty, UWH is here to help and work alongside others. We are:

  • Directly providing information and resources about COVID-19 to impacted individuals and families.
  • Referring people to 2-1-1 to access information and resources about COVID-19.
  • Working with local nonprofits, corporate and/or government partners.
  • Providing a community response and recovery fund to accept donations to meet unmet immediate needs in the community.
  • Here To Help You! #LIVEUNITED

Contact Us

UWH is open virtually and will continue normal hours of 8:00 am – 4 pm, M-F.

Update on 2-1-1 Social Media Post

The Facebook post shown below has been widely but incorrectly shared. The information pertains to Indianapolis only. United Way of Hastings has a regional 24/7 help line here in MN to direct people to LOCAL resources in Hastings. It is called 2-1-1. Simply dial 2-1-1, or dial the full number 651-291-0211, or to find LOCAL resources Stay up to date on UWH response to COVID-19 at www.unitedwayofhastings/responsefund.html.

Nonprofits Are Small Businesses

March 19, 2020. Letter to Governor Walz Regarding Nonprofits Role in COVID-19 Response

United Way of Hastings - PO Box 353 - Hastings, MN 55033-0353