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For the first time in its 70-year history, World Vision has declared a Global Health Emergency Response. COVID-19 cases continue to rise at alarming rates with schools closing and lockdowns happening in cities across the nation. World Vision is mobilizing local distribution partners across the United States to provide access to high-quality donated products such as clothing, personal hygiene items, food, clean water and more to serve the most vulnerable families in their communities.
World Vision has 20 U.S. locations and affiliate storehouses strategically placed across the country to help respond during times like these. The organization needs to raise an initial $10 million to provide the necessary food and supplies needed for this work. World Vision is accepting cash and product donations, as well as offering corporate-branded fundraising drives.
The organization plans to be in this for the long haul. From the outbreak of the virus in the United States, World Vision’s initial efforts have been and still are to protect children and families through the following:
For almost 40 years, World Vision has worked with the most vulnerable communities in the United States where poverty is high and opportunities are limited, including urban, rural, migrant/immigrant and Native American communities. The organization partners with an extensive network of local trusted partners from churches to food banks. In 2019, World Vision distributed $130 million of product donations through more than 4,000 of these partners.
For more information, visit www.worldvision.org.