Update (May 13, 2020) Way to Go Peterborough! Together you donated $10,000 which will be matched by Miskin Law! Thank you! The COVID -19 Fund is still active! Click here to donate today
The United way of Peterborough & District is thrilled to announce a matching gift to launch the “Local Love in a Global Crisis” COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 (Peterborough) – Miskin Law, based in Peterborough with offices in Lindsay and Whitby, has generously offered to match the first $10,000 donated to the fund.
Through this matching gift, Miskin Law will double the impact of the first donors to the fund.
“While COVID-19 is a worldwide pandemic, our focus needs to be on helping people close to home. This is why in addition to matching new donations, we encourage other law firms, companies and individuals who are able, to join us and create an even larger matching initiative,” says Murray Miskin, a 1970s Trent Grad, who founded Miskin Law in 1988. Miskin Law has a particular interest in helping people with respiratory problems caused by the corona virus especially because much of its legal work involves compensation for asbestos-related lung cancers.
Donations to UW Peterborough’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund will be invested in local agencies providing services to the elderly, Indigenous populations, people with mental health and addiction issues, the homeless, newcomers and others who are struggling like everyone, but with limited personal resources.
“As the largest non-government funder of social services, we believe that our agency partners are closest to the ground and are keenly aware of the needs and issues emerging in our community.” states Jim Russell, CEO United Way Peterborough & District. “We are working with local social services agencies and local partners to assess the far-reaching impact of COVID-19 in our community.
The fund will support:
Basic needs – access to life’s essentials, such as food
Help for seniors – to support those who are already vulnerable as they are isolated
Capacity for community services – so community partners can continue their vital local work
Mental health support – enabling crisis lines and system navigation services
Donate to ‘Local Love in a Global Crisis” COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund here: https://www.uwpeterborough.ca/covid-19-how-you-can-help or contact Anne Ondercin, Director of Philanthropy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-761-3858.
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For more information, please contact:
Chief Executive Officer
United Way Peterborough & District
Miskin Law, Founder