Southern Nevadans Unite to Support Those Impacted by COVID-19

United Way of Southern Nevada helps provide over 100,000 immediate basic needs services 

United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) is proud to announce that over $2.4 million has been distributed to 34 nonprofit organizations to provide urgent housing, shelter, food, and utility assistance to help those impacted by COVID-19.

“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Southern Nevada, we are counting on our community to donate now more than ever to help all of our neighbors, family members, and friends,” shared Kyle B. Rahn, President & CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada. “When you give, you help our community recover and ensure that local families can keep a roof over their heads and food on the table.”

Since the creation of the UWSN Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund on March 18, 2020, UWSN has given hope to Southern Nevada and provided essential help for the community, including:

  • 1,397 months of rent and mortgage assistance
  • 70,699 meals provided
  • 28,615 nights in emergency shelter provided
  • 762 utility bills paid

With the generous support of community partners like the Nevada Attorney General, NV Energy, Bank of America, the Wells Fargo Foundation, and Barclays, funds from the UWSN Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund were distributed through five phases. 34 agencies received funding for rent and mortgage assistance, served meals and food assistance, emergency shelter housing, and utility assistance. To ensure accountability of the distribution of funds, UWSN followed the same stringent guidelines it utilized for the administration of Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Over 50 organizations requested over $5 million in funding from the UWSN Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund. UWSN needs the community’s support now more than ever to help meet the growing need in Southern Nevada. UWSN is encouraging organizations and individuals to donate at or by texting “UWSNFUND” to 313131.

COMPLETE LIST OF Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund Recipients

  • Al-Maun (Neighborly Needs)
  • Ayden’s Army of Angels
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
  • Cappalappa Family Resource Center
  • Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
  • College of Southern Nevada Foundation
  • Delivering with Dignity (Moonridge Foundation)
  • East Valley Family Services
  • ECDC – African Community Center
  • Emergency Aid of Boulder City, Inc.
  • Economic Opportunity Board (EOB)
  • Family Promise of Las Vegas
  • Friends in the Desert Foundation
  • HELP of Southern Nevada
  • Helping Hands of Vegas Valley
  • HopeLink of Southern Nevada
  • Jewish Family Service Agency
  • Kline Veterans Fund
  • Leaders in Training
  • Lutheran Social Services of Nevada
  • Las Vegas CHIPS
  • Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
  • Olive Crest
  • Puentes
  • Project 150
  • Research Education and Access for Community Health (REACH)
  • SafeNest, TADC
  • Salvation Army – Las Vegas
  • Senior Center of Boulder City
  • The Center
  • The Cupcake Girls
  • United Labor Agency of Nevada
  • U.S. Vets Las Vegas

To donate and help families and individuals impacted by COVID-19 visit For more information please contact, Aubrie Curci at 702-892-2371 or


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