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United Way in Cape Breton continuing assessment of funding requests

Lynne McCarron, executive director of United Way Cape Breton
Lynne McCarron, executive director of United Way Cape Breton - Saltwire

In a time of global pandemic, United Way Cape Breton is continuing to provide financial resources and other supports to local non-profits experiencing challenges as a result of COVID-19. 

The pandemic has forced the closure of many businesses locally and across the country along with the cancellation of public gatherings of more than five people. Travel has also been restricted.

Lynne McCarron, executive director of United Way Cape Breton, said the Atlantic Compassion Fund will support local non-profits being impacted by the widespread public health measures including those who are precariously employed, experiencing homelessness, mental illness or food insecurity, or living on a low income.

Funds raised will be distributed to registered charities and funded partners throughout Atlantic Canada.

“We have come together, once again, in a time of great need, to help our most vulnerable community members, who have been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic”, said McCarron.

She said funding applications are being reviewed every week and that funding will be tiered with tier one including help with immediate needs and tier two will help with the needs resulting from social distancing and prolonged public health restrictions. 

To donate to the fund, access: and click Atlantic Compassion Fund. A link will open to a donation landing page, where you can choose Cape Breton in a drop-down menu, ensuring funds will help local community members.


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