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COVID-19 Response

At the United Way of Bedford County, we know that these are challenging and uncertain times for many of us. Through our partner agencies, we support our neighbors in need of essential health and human services. Those services range from food, utilities, housing, quality preschool and childcare, home visiting programs, counseling services, and access to medical care. Now more than ever, we recognize that more of our regions’ residents are feeling the pinch of COVID-19. In the coming months, we expect the demand for emergency financial assistance to increase substantially. To help meet this challenge and assure that the vital needs of residents in Bedford County are being met, we are starting an Emergency Impact Fund. All monies raised will go toward providing critical services.

We are continuing to monitor the situation on a national, state, and local level, and want to be a resource for the region and our nonprofit partners. Remember that our area 2-1-1 network can provide assistance with essential needs such as food, housing, childcare, and more. It will remain the centralized resource for all non-Coronavirus health and human services emergencies. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email our offices at

In the coming weeks, we will get through this together by being kind, following health and wellbeing protocols, staying informed, and showing compassion for those who are deeply affected by this pandemic. To support our campaign, simply visit to make a gift online, through PayPal. Checks may be mailed to United Way of Bedford County, 119 east Penn Street, Bedford Pa. 15522. Please mark “Emergency Funding” on the memo line. Whether you can give $2 or $200, your contribution will help us meet an unprecedented amount of human needs across the region. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration, and all the best wishes during these trying times, and for emerging as a stronger, healthier, and more resilient community.


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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book-gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.

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*please download and return form to Katie at or mail to 119 East Penn St. Bedford PA 15522

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We serve non-profit agencies for the greater benefit of the Bedford County community. Our focus is on Health, Education and Financial Stability of the community.

Our 14 Community Partner non-profit agencies provide many essential and worthwhile services and programs to Bedford County residents - young, old and in-between.


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