United Way of Wapello County Local Response


As United Way of Wapello County, we have been seriously weighing the health risks and safety of our community members, volunteers, and staff versus the community’s need for the services we provide and the initiatives we partner on in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We are closely monitoring the situation and will make decisions based on the recommendations from the CDC, Public Health, and other entities. That said, the need to serve our community still exists- possibly now more than ever. We are committed to fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every member of our community in the effort to LIVE UNITED.

We will use this page, social media, and emails in the following days and weeks to share resources and highlight volunteer opportunities available to help in this effort. 

This is a scary time for many, but we are committed to standing together and serving our community.


As always, our 211 resource hotline is available and has additional resources and information about COVID-19. You may dial 211 or 1-800-244-7431 or text your zip code to 898211This hotline supports over 150 languages.

Center for Disease Control

The CDC has the most up-to-date information on the virus, including tips on how to slow the spread and recognize symptoms. 

Iowa Department of Public Health

Find information and news on the COVID-19 virus in Iowa.



Make a donation to United Way of Wapello County's COVID-19 Relief Fund. 100% of your donation will support services for individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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If you are healthy and able to lend a hand, please visit our Get Connected page to find volunteer needs with our partners responding to this crisis.