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to UWECI’s Disaster Recovery Fund that will help with emerging issues related to disasters affecting East Central Iowa.


through our Emergency Volunteer Reception Center. Find opportunities here to help or to get assistance.


for those who need steady voices during this time.

United Way of East Central Iowa is collaborating with our community partners to meet the emerging needs of those most impacted by the disasters affecting East Central Iowans.

Thank you for stepping forward to fight for those in our communities affected by the disasters in our area: the COVID-19 pandemic & August’s derecho storm damage. We can’t do this alone. Every dollar counts and is greatly appreciated. Together, we will stand united for those in our community who need our help. Give Today!

UWECI’s Disaster Recovery Fund will be used to address and support the emerging needs of the most vulnerable individuals in our community through funding local health and human service nonprofits who have increased programs and services surrounding this pandemic and for relief for those affected by the derecho storm. Some examples include food, medicine replacements, and sheltering services.

Derecho Recovery

  • AHNI (Affordable Housing Network, Inc.)
  • ASAC
  • Benton County Disaster Recovery Coalition
  • Benton County Family Nurturing Council
  • Bridgehaven
  • Catherine McAuley Center
  • Ecumenical Community Center Foundation
  • Grace C. Mae
  • Jane Boyd
  • King of Kings Lutheran Church Disaster Response
  • Marion Cares
  • Project ReConnect
  • Waypoint Services
  • Wesley United Methodist Church Food Bank


  • Anyone can donate! Whether you’re an individual or a business, any amount is appreciated.
  • For interested philanthropic and business partners, please contact Kristin Roberts at kristin.roberts@uweci.org
  • For media inquiries about UWECI’s response to disaster recovery, please contact Shannon Hanson, VP of Marketing & Communications, at shannon.hanson@uweci.org
  • We will have application for funding information available on this webpage during the week of August 17, 2020. As a reminder, UWECI can only grant funds to 501(C)(3) organizations, not to individuals.

CARE Fund Recipients

  • Aging Services
  • ASAC
  • Catherine McAuley Center
  • Domestic Violence and Intervention Program
  • EIHC
  • Green Square Meals
  • Happy Time Child Development
  • His Hands Free Clinic
  • Jane Boyd
  • Jones County Family Council
  • North Star Community Services
  • Olivet Neighborhood Mission
  • St. Lukes Dental
  • Waypoint
  • Willis Dady
  • Bridgehaven Pregnancy Center
  • Community Health Free Clinic
  • Fresh Start Ministries
  • Horizons
  • Iowa Legal Aid
  • Williamsburg Migrant Summer School
  • ASAC
  • Benton County Family Nurturing Council
  • Friends of the Family
  • Goodwill
  • Horizons – Meals on Wheels
  • Metro Catholic Outreach
  • Olivet Neighborhood Mission
  • Operation Help – Catholic Charities
  • Willis Dady

See what UWECI has done to support COVID response here.

Areas of Support







If you wish to donate via check, please mail it to:

United Way of East Central Iowa – Disaster Recovery Fund
317 7th Ave. SE, Ste. 401
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Would you like to apply for Disaster Relief funds?

Please view the attached PDF and follow the instructions provided. As a reminder, UWECI can only grant funds to 501(C)(3) organizations, not to individuals.

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