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United Way of King County News Highlights for COVID-19 Pandemic Response

June 11, 2020

Seattle PI: ‘Somehow We Make It Work’: How Washington’s Community College Students Are Navigating the Pandemic

May 29, 2020

KOMO Radio Coverage of HungerCorps

May 26, 2020

KOMO News: Rent Payments Due in 10 Days While Thousands Struggle to Pay Rent in Seattle

May 21, 2020

Washington Post: Democrats Have Proposed $100 Billion for Struggling Renters. It May Not Be Enough.

May 13, 2020

King 5: United Way of King County Responds to Pandemic with Community Relief Fund

May 7, 2020

King 5 Special: Rental Assistance During COVID-19 w/ Gordon McHenry Jr.

May 4, 2020

Seattle to Receive $14 Million from Federal Government for COVID-19 Relief

April 24, 2020

King Co. Rental Assistance Program Overwhelmed with Applications

April 17, 2020

KIRO 7 Coverage of United Way of King County’s Rental Assistance Program

April 15, 2020

King County Lacks Data on How COVID-19 Impacts Communities of Color

April 13, 2020

United Way of King County Looks to Help People Impacted by COVID-19

April 11, 2020

Univision Seattle: Asistencia con pago de renta en el condado King

April 10, 2020

Virtual Press Conference: United Way of King County Rental Assistance Program

April 10, 2020

Worried about Paying Rent? Rental Assistance Is Available for Many in Washington

March 31, 2020

As Rent and Mortgage Payments Come Due, Washingtonians Wonder How They’ll Afford Survival during Coronavirus

March 31, 2020

Puget Sound-Area Philanthropy, Government, and Business Come Together to Establish COVID-19 Response Fund

March 9, 2020

$2M Fund Started to Help Gig Workers, Vulnerable Populations Affected by Coronavirus in Seattle Area

March 9, 2020

Seattle Mayor Durkan Allows Winter Eviction Ban to Become Law, Proposes More Funding for Prevention

February 26, 2020

Mlk’s Humanity Reflected in Resource Fair

January 22, 2020

Last Words on a Forgotten Era in Seattle’s Racial History

January 3, 2020

Want to Start Volunteering? Here’s How!

December 10, 2019

Grants Focused on Basic Needs

November 20, 2019

Seattle Times: King County Council will more than triple the funding to reunite homeless people with their families. It’s not clear how well it will work.

November 23, 2019

Kent Reporter: Countywide, we all have a role in ending homelessness | Guest editorial – United Way Board Member Peter Orser

November 21, 2019

King 5: Council approves $100,000 to bus homeless out of King County

November 20, 2019

City Council Candidates Are Making Big Promises on Homelessness. Can They Deliver?

October 30, 2019

Seattle Times: Give to United Way for a More Equitable Region

October 23, 2019

New Projects to Fight Basic Needs Insecurity Among #RealCollege Students

September 17, 2019

NY Times: Homeless Residents Got One-Way Tickets Out of Town. Many Returned to the Streets.

September 14, 2019

United Way Announces Fundraising Campaign Co-Chairs

September 13, 2019

Microsoft Marketing Chief to Lead Fundraising Campaign for Seattle-area United Way Branch

September 12, 2019

King County Councilmember Proposes Spending $1 Million to Bus Homeless People Out of the Region

United Way of King County Names Nonprofit Vet As Its Next Ceo

September 5, 2019

Connect youth to their cultural heritage to close the achievement gap

August 1, 2019

It’s going to be harder to evict people in WA. Will that reduce homelessness?

June 4, 2019

United Way Family Resource Exchange helps families find, keep housing

June 1, 2019

Green River College partners with United Way of King County to expand student emergency fund

April 15, 2019

Seattle Times Op-Ed: The tents will not go away until the state helps fund services.

April 4, 2019

Community Resource Exchange 2019

March 13, 2019

Seattle times Editorial: Seattle’s Rapid Response to Shelter the Homeless in Cold Emergency Should Be the Norm

February 27, 2019

President and Ceo of United Way of King County, Jon Fine, Will Retire after 18 Years

February 14, 2019

Komo 4 – Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteers at West Side Baby

January 21, 2019

Kcpq 13 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 21, 2019

King 5 – Family Resource Exchange at Green River College

January 21, 2019

Seattle times Editorial: Microsoft Steps up with Game-changing Support for Housing

January 18, 2019

Microsoft Pledges $500 Million to Tackle Homelessness, Including United Way of King County’s Home Base Program

January 17, 2019

United Way Launches Home Base with Mariners and King Co. Bar. Assoc. To Prevent Homelessness

December 14, 2018

United Way Honors Seahawks Linebacker Kj Wright As Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee

December 15, 2019

Seattle Times Editorial Board – ‘united Way’s One-stop ‘hub’ to Help College Students’

November 5, 2018

Komo 4 News – Hundreds of Homeless Families Get Housing Help at Family Resource Exchange

October 20, 2018

Komo 4 News – Hundreds of Homeless Families Get Housing Help at Family Resource Exchange

October 20, 2018

Komo 4 News – Night Out for Caring Preview With Jonathan Sposato

September 19, 2018

Komo 4 News – 10,000 People Across King County Volunteering on Day of Caring

September 14, 2018

King 5 – Ethan Stowell on Pearl Jam Fighting Homelessness

August 8, 2018

King 5 – Pearl Jam, United Way and Partners Are Blowing Through the Fundraising Goal to Fight Homelessness

August 8, 2018

Kiro 7 – Pearl Jam Galvanizes the Community to Fight Homelessness

August 8, 2018

Mashable – Pearl Jam Works Bands Together with United Way and Other Partners Against Homelessness

August 7, 2018

Komo 4 News – Ending Homelessness Requires Tough Decisions – We Must Hold Partners Accountable

August 7, 2018

Q13 – United Way Serves Free Food to Kids All Summer Long to Promote Financial Stability

June 28, 2018

Q13 – United Way Program to Make Sure Students Graduate

June 20, 2018

Q13 – After Head Tax Repeal, United Way Looks Forward to Involving Business Community to Solve Homelessness

June 15, 2018

King 5 – United Way’s Newest Event to Help Families Experiencing Homelessness

June 2, 2018

Q13 – United Way Holds First Ever Family Resource Exchange to Help Families Experiencing Homelessness

January 2, 2018

Q13 – Understanding the 4% Rise in Homelessness in King County

May 31, 2018

Q13 – Moving Forward to Reduce Homelessness

May 11, 2018

The Seattle Times – Something Has to Change If We’re Going to Solve This Crisis

May 4, 2018

The Columbian – Breakfast Makes for Smarter Kids

April 28, 2018

King 5 – Ethan Stowell Talks About Ways We Can End Homelessness

April 11, 2018

Komo 4 – Working to End Homelessness at the Community Resource Exchange

March 21, 2018

Komo 4 – Community Resource Exchange

March 21, 2018

King 5 – Conversation Around the Homlessness Crisis at Community Resource Exchange

Kcpq 13 – Community Resource Exchange 2018

March 21, 2018

Kiro Radio – Changemakers’ Rally Calls for Leadership on Homelessness

March 21, 2018

Kcpq 13—helping Low-income Families Keep More of What They Earn With Free Tax Preparation Offered at Over 30 Locations

January 30, 2018

Komo 4—thousands of Volunteers—from Companies Like Starbucks, Microsoft and Union Bank—spend Mlk Day Giving Back

January 15, 2018

Kcpq 13—families Spend Mlk Day Giving Back. 2,700 Volunteers Were in the Community, Thanks to Sponsors like Bank of America and Target

January 15, 2018

King 5—an Overview of All the Work Volunteers Will Do on Mlk Day of Service

January 15, 2018

107.7 Fm—on-air Interview With Reconnecting Youth Participant Zena About Her Experience Getting Her Education Back on Track

January 14, 2018

Seattle Times – 300 More Seattle-area Families to Join Program That Helps Them Teach Their Toddlers

January 3, 2018

107.7 Fm—on-air Interview With Campaign Co-chair Ethan Stowell Sharing His Excitement About the Hundreds of People Being Helped Through Streets to Home

December 24, 2017

Seahawks De Michael Bennett Named Nominee for Walter Payton Nfl Man of the Year Award

Seattle times – Fight Homelessness by Donating to United Way

October 17, 2017

King 5 – Summer Food Invasion Offers Free Meals for Kids and Families

August 16, 2017

Kcpq 13 – United Way’s Summer Food Invasion Brings Healthy Meals to Low-income Families

June 29, 2017

Komo 4 — Seahawks Character Playbook Story

June 8, 2017

Kiro Radio — Mariners Legend Dan Wilson Talks About Celebrity Softball Game

May 10, 2017

Q13 Fox — the United Way All-star Softball Classic Is This Saturday! (May 13th)

May 7, 2017

Q13 Fox — Cj Prosise Talks to Q13 About Why Ending Youth Homelessness at the All-star Softball Classic Matters to Him.

May 7, 2017

Komo 4 — All-star Softball Classic and the Bachelor

May 3, 2017

King 5 — United Way Offers Free Tax Help

March 10, 2017

King 5 — the Difference a Haircut Can Make for the Homeless

March 9, 2017

Kiro 7 — Community Resource Exchange Story

March 9, 2017

Komo Radio — Community Resource Exchange Story

March 9, 2017

Kcpq 13 — Breakfast Challenge at Madrona Elementary With the Seattle Sounders

February 10, 2017

Komo 4 — Jobs Connect Profile

December 22, 2016

Seattle Times — Teaching Parents How to Teach Their Toddlers: Seattle-area Program Yields Lasting Benefits

December 21, 2016

Kiro 7 — Jobs Connect Profile

November 20, 2016

King 5 — Microsoft Donates $1.5 Million to Help Dropouts Go Back to School

November 15, 2016

Seattle Times — United Way Aims to Reconnect Youths With Their Future

November 4, 2016

Real Change — Vince Matulionis Left a Void at the United Way of King County

October 5, 2016

Northwest Asian Weekly — Tanaka Wins Celeb Chef Smackdown

August 14, 2016

Seattle Times — Chef Contest Helps Combat Youth Hunger

July 20, 2016

Q13 Fox — Celebrity Chefs Compete to Raise Money for United Way

July 19, 2016

Seattle Times — How Boeing Has Helped Washington State Thrive

July 14, 2016

Q13 Fox — ‘hand Ups’ Not Handouts: How Businesses Can Help Tackle Seattle’s Homeless Crisis

June 29, 2016

Seattle Weekly — the Solution to Seattle’s Homeless Problem Is Painfully Obvious

June 29, 2016

Seattle Channel — Jobs Connect Matches People With Unfilled Jobs

June 23, 2016


June 22, 2016

Maple Valley Reporter — United Way of King County Offers Free Tax Preparation

January 24, 2016

Seattle Times — Give to United Way of King County to Help Reduce Homelessness

November 30, 2015

Press Releases

United Way of King County Launches First Cohort of COVID-19 HungerCorps to Help With Hunger Relief Efforts

May 26, 2020

SEATTLE—The first cohort of United Way of King County’s new HungerCorps will begin assisting in hunger relief efforts on Tuesday, May 26, as part of the organization’s overall operations to help families that have been economically impacted… Read More

United Way of King County, City of Seattle and King County Announce $5 million Investment in Rental Assistance Program to Keep Families Affected by COVID-19 from Experiencing Homelessness

April 10, 2020

Seattle–United Way of King County, in partnership with King County, the City of Seattle and the Seattle Foundation, today announced the launch of a $5 million investment in United Way’s expanded Home Base program to provide rental… Read More

United Way of King County Launches Fund to Alleviate Hunger and Keep Families From Falling Into Homelessness During the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 19, 2020

SEATTLE—United Way of King County has launched a new fund to meet the emerging needs of people who have lost all or part of their income due to the coronavirus… Read More

United Way of King County Has Temporarily Closed Free Tax Preparation Sites

March 6, 2020

United Way of King County, following the recommendations from Seattle & King County Public Health regarding the spread of the new coronavirus, has temporarily closed all Free Tax Preparation… Read More

United Way of King County Has Postponed the Community Resource Exchange

March 6, 2020

United Way of King County, following the recommendations from Seattle & King County Public Health regarding the spread of the Coronavirus-19, has postponed the Community Resource Exchange that was scheduled… Read More

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day United Way of King County Will Host Family Resource Exchange in Renton to Help Families Obtain Critical Resources

January 17, 2020

SEATTLE – This Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, United Way of King County, in partnership with Starbucks, Mary’s Place and Wellspring Family Services, will host a Family Resource Exchange in Renton to help families… Read More

United Way of King County Seeking Volunteers to Help Working Families With Tax Preparation

December 3, 2019

 SEATTLE – United Way of King County will offer free tax preparation in early 2020 to low- and middle-income, working families with the assistance of IRS-certified volunteers who will help… Read More

United Way of King County Eviction Prevention Program Keeps More Than 400 Families in Their Homes

November 12, 2019

SEATTLE – Home Base, a United Way of King County program that aims to reduce homelessness by preventing evictions, kept 414 households from losing their homes in the first… Read More

United Way of King County to Host an Evening of Dining, Drinks and Entertainment to Strengthen Our Community and Help Those in Need

November 4, 2019

 SEATTLE – Through song, story, dance and more, United Way of King County will celebrate generosity—big and small, given and received at Eat, Drink & Be Generous, featuring entertainment… Read More

United Way of King County Announces Chris Capossela and Leigh Toner as Campaign Chairs

September 12, 2019

This year’s campaign chairs will capitalize on United Way of King County’s strong momentum, attracting a new generation of donors and building a community where people have homes, students graduate,… Read More

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