Then, thanks to many grants and donations to our COVID-19 Recovery Fund, we've increased our direct service to clients needing help with rent and utilities tenfold. We have helped 360 families since April. UWENM is also happy that we could give Covid19 Recovery mini-grants and material support to agencies during those first crucial weeks.
Highlights of our partners from March to now: Food Bank ENM and Curry Resident Senior Meal Assoc. saw dramatic increases in clients needing their food and they rose to the challenge; Kudos to Arise Sexual Assault Services, Oasis, and Hartley House for continuing to serve victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence under these difficult conditions; Good job-Girl Scouts of NM Trails for switching troop activities online and keeping girls connected over the summer; Nice Work to Portales and Clovis Meals on Wheels for being a vital lifeline for your home-bound clients; High Five to Salvation Army staying the course providing food, hygiene items and financial assistance to elderly and needy families; Right On to Special Olympics for staying in touch with athletes and innovating "Virtual Contests" to keep them active and upbeat; and a Salute to Friends of Cannon Families for continuing to assist military families that were facing hardship.