United Way of Greater Newark Hurricane Ida Relief Fund

To address the needs of residents affected by the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, United Way of Greater Newark has established the Hurricane Ida Relief Fund.  Residents in Newark faced severe flooding damage.  Many individuals abandoned water filled cars on as they fled for their safety and some needed rescuing.  We are now looking to help Newark residents recover and we need your help.

The Hurricane Ida Relief Fund will directly help residents as they clean, repair, and rebuild their homes.  Flood insurance premiums can be very expensive and may residents already facing financial devastation from the pandemic, are now unable to repair their homes or replace their cars because of lack of insurance or cash on hand for emergencies. 

The fund will also be used to support basic needs-food, personal hygiene, etc. as well as temporary shelter as needed. 

United Way of Greater Newark is committed to helping the community, especially during times of natural disasters.  We immediately responded to the needs of the community during Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, and we will continue to help those in need as a result of Hurricane Ida.

To support those affected, we are accepting donations via our website, www.uwnewark.org, Hurricane Ida Fund designation.  One hundred percent of all donations received will go directly to those who were impacted by the hurricane.  We appreciate your support and We Stand United with our community.

Message from United Way of Greater Newark’s Board of Trustees and

Catherine P. Wilson, President & CEO

While many of us are eager to put last year behind us, members of our community, including families and small business owners, are facing increased economic hardships. During these times, we have an opportunity to support one another, even as we stay physically apart. Right here in Newark, there are various opportunities to lend a hand, and I’d encourage everyone who can to participate. You can volunteer (socially distanced, while wearing a mask), donate food to your local food pantry or clothes you’re no longer wearing, send a care package to a loved one, or make a donation to a local nonprofit organization. No act of service is too small.

At United Way of Greater Newark, we will continue to be committed to the safety and well-being of community members across our 13-municipality network, and we are grateful to our volunteers, donors and partners for their continued support during these uncertain times. It is with the strength, dedication, and resilience that we will continue to support the community and make it through these hard times together, always honoring our promise to LIVE UNITED in 2021 and beyond.


In order to support the community and our non-profit partners during the COVID-19 crisis, we have established The Community COVID-19 Fund. 

UWGN is regularly monitoring the situation and will be updating this page as new information and resources become available.


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