Times Colonist : 2020-11-28



C10 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2020 timescolon­ist. com | TIMES COLONIST At United Way, we have seen many changes in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. More people are living with uncertaint­y. There has been a toll on our mental health, our relationsh­ips and our financial security. More individual­s are on the edge of poverty. Stress is high. Help connect isolated seniors to healthy meals and companions­hip. There are, however, many things in Greater Victoria that have not changed. Our care and compassion for one another. Our love for everything local including our diversity. Our sense of community - neighbours helping neighbours. Because we love #YYJ, from Victoria to Sooke to Sidney and the Southern Gulf Islands, we will rally to recover. We have narrowed our focus in direct response to COVID-19 to raise funds and help our community recover and rebuild. Create a safe daycare space for children dealing with trauma. We have three areas of action: ISOLATED SENIORS, FAMILIES IN NEED MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS, and each with signature initiative­s wherein individual­s can direct gifts to assist those most vulnerable. United Way was here for #YYJ before COVID-19 and will continue to be here long into the future: uniting local people for local good. All donations stay local. Help save lives by providing outreach and counsellin­g to those facing mental health challenges and addictions. Show your local love Let’s rally to recover. #YYJ needs you. GIVE TODAY uwgv.ca