The United Way of Hastings (UWH) has established the UWH Response & Recovery Fund to meet the immediate needs and recovery in the Hastings, Minnesota area in response to the COVID-19 virus. Many valuable organizations are already meeting needs and may have fundraising initiatives in place. The UWH will work alongside organizations and look to meet gaps in the needs throughout the community. The UWH Response & Recovery Fund will provide funds for unmet needs that may be food, shelter, clothes, water, prescriptions, daycare, and other needs not covered by government programs and other traditional relief sources.

100% of your gift to the UWH Response & Recovery Fund goes to help our local community members and our community recover from the COVID-19 virus.

March 23, 2020 News Release

How to Receive Funds

Simple and quick to get needed funds in organizations’ hands.

  • Organizations such as past and previous UWH Funded Partner Agencies may apply to UWH to get cash to provide direct services to those in need. Application
  • UWH will get funds to organizations providing the direct services and will not be providing funds to individuals.
  • UWH will review applications daily and respond to applicants as soon as possible.

Our Community Role

UWH serves the Hastings area identifying needs in the community and mobilizing resources. During this time of uncertainty, UWH is here to help and work alongside others. We are:

  • Directly providing information and resources about COVID-19 to impacted individuals and families.
  • Referring people to 2-1-1 to access information and resources about COVID-19.
  • Working with local nonprofits, corporate and/or government partners.
  • Providing a community response and recovery fund to accept donations to meet unmet immediate needs in the community.
  • Here To Help You! #LIVEUNITED

Contact Us

UWH is open virtually and will continue normal hours of 8:00 am – 4 pm, M-F.

Update on 2-1-1 Social Media Post

The Facebook post shown below has been widely but incorrectly shared. The information pertains to Indianapolis only. United Way of Hastings has a regional 24/7 help line here in MN to direct people to LOCAL resources in Hastings. It is called 2-1-1. Simply dial 2-1-1, or dial the full number 651-291-0211, or to find LOCAL resources Stay up to date on UWH response to COVID-19 at www.unitedwayofhastings/responsefund.html.

Nonprofits Are Small Businesses

March 19, 2020. Letter to Governor Walz Regarding Nonprofits Role in COVID-19 Response

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

UWH is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and taking precautions for the safety of our staff and community members as the virus evolves. To provide the latest information, please refer to: 2-1-1 - To receive immediate help, dial 2-1-1 for United Way's 24/7 Help Line

Schools - Hastings School District
Businesses - Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce
Local - City of Hastings
County - Dakota County
State - Minnesota Department of Health
National - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention - Health officials recommend taking the same precautions for COVID-19 as you would for avoiding colds and the flu:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, like phones, tables, doorknobs, light switches, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

United Way of Hastings - PO Box 353 - Hastings, MN 55033-0353