Moncton, NB (July 14, 2020) — On May 19, United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick (United Way GMSENB) launched a call for applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). The fund provides financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ECSF is funded by the Government of Canada and is being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.
Today, United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick is pleased to share an update on the recipients of this funding. To date, 28 organizations that support vulnerable community members have been approved for a total of $759, 312.96 ($501,024.01 in SENB, and $265,283.15 in Northeastern NB regions).
United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick is proud to support this important investment into our local communities.
“Charities and non-profit organizations are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, acting as lifelines for many vulnerable Canadians,” said The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. “The Government of Canada is pleased to support these organizations through the Emergency Community Support Fund so they can continue their invaluable work.”
“We’re inspired by the great work that frontline agencies are doing to meet the needs of our community,” said United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeast NB CEO Debbie McInnis. “Their work is essential to making sure everyone is equipped to manage the changes resulting from the pandemic.”
United Way of Greater Moncton and southeastern New Brunswick