One of the ways we support organizations is by providing space in our building—United Churches Emergency Fund (UCEF) is one of these organizations. We also donate money from L&J funds toward direct support. UCEF’s aim is homelessness prevention, and provide money toward rent and utilities for people in need.
From the UCEF Board of trustees:
Over the past year, UCEF has seen record numbers of people looking for assistance. Fortunately, we’ve been able to help all of those that qualify, thanks to the support of you and our partner churches. In 2020, we helped 789 people with rent, utilities, and move-in costs, a 36% increase over 2019. We increased the maximum amount of money we provided per visit from $150 in 2019 to $250 in 2020. Our total assistance to people in need more than doubled. We distributed $81,915 in 2020, compared to $36,389 in 2019. Again, this would not have been possible without your generous support of UCEF’s work.
We expect that demand for assistance will remain high throughout 2021. We continue to need your support.