The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William partnered with Prince William County Government and the cities of Manassas, and Manassas Park to collect donations for the Prince William Area Disaster Fund. This is a combined disaster relief and recovery fund to respond to the effects of COVID-19 on the community. The fund is supported mostly by donations from private citizens, businesses, faith-based organizations, and other community groups.
Through monies donated, The Alliance will provide funding to emergency networks, community groups, and agencies that are working to meet critical unmet needs. Funding priorities include food security, housing, and human services, employment assistance and other critical needs. The Alliance will administer funds to community groups that can show collaboration, efficiency in their plans to serve Prince William Area residents in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Five percent of the funds raised will go toward administrative costs associated with managing the initiative.
“We’re all in this together. We are just grateful to be able to connect our generous community members with the dedicated service providers who are going above and beyond to serve our area’s most vulnerable residents,” said Chelsi Conaway, The Alliance’s executive director.
To give to the Prince William Area Disaster Fund, text the word “IMPACT” to 36413. Donors can also give online by visiting https://bit.ly/PWAreaFund.
To contribute by check, please make checks payable to “The Alliance” and include “The Prince William Area Disaster Fund” in the memo line. Mail checks to 9073 Center Street, Manassas, VA 20110. For additional information, call The Alliance at 703-344-4729, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sherrie Johnson, Communications Director