Maine United COVID-19 Relief Fund

Working together, NEWS CENTER Maine and the nine United Ways of Maine have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to support community needs resulting from the impact of measures taken to stop the spread of this disease.

Donate today at: https://bit.ly/MaineUnited

FAQs

What are the Matching Mainers hours?

There will be three Matching Mainers hours on April 9 (during the live news casts). That means if you donate during these three hours, all donations will be doubled (up to the value of the sponsorship).

  • From 6:00am – 7:00am CMP will be matching up to $25,000 of viewers donations
  • From 12:00pm – 1:00pm Poland Springs, part of the Nestle Waters Family, will be matching up to $50,000 of viewers donations.
  • From 5:30pm – 6:30pm Bangor Savings Bank will be matching up to $25,000 of viewer donations.

What is Maine United?

Working together, NEWS CENTER Maine and the nine United Ways of Maine have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to support community needs resulting from the impact of measures taken to stop the spread of this disease.

There is a great article here from NEWS CENTER Maine.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. Callers should consult with their tax professional for questions about individual deductions, etc.

How will funds be distributed?

United Way of Eastern Maine will collect and distribute funds based on a formula developed by the United Ways in Maine based on population density.

From there each United Way will distribute the funds to nonprofits in their region who are supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. More information about the nine United Ways in Maine is here: www.unitedwaysofmaine.org

Who will receive help from these funds?

The COVID-19 Relief Fund is a concrete way for people in Maine to donate to help folks throughout the state. Each United Way is responding to the needs in their respective communities, including food and shelter, as well as assessing short and long term impact. While the funds will not go to individuals directly, it will go to support those nonprofit agencies that are on the front line. Many of these agencies are feeling the stress with limited resources to help the most vulnerable in our communities, and contributions to the COVID-19 Relief Fund will help tremendously.

Why should I give to Maine United?

Mainers are very generous and the United Ways of Maine greatly appreciate their support as we respond to the emergency needs of people in our community. 100% of donations will go directly to support people in this time of need.