Fund will assist both Newton residents and Newton-based workers.
The campaign will help families and individuals -- including both Newton residents and employees who work in Newton but may live elsewhere -- who have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. All donations will be collected by United Way and distributed by an established Newton nonprofit organization with a track record of administering assistance funds. These funds will pay for rent, food, utilities, internet connectivity for families with school-aged children, childcare, medications and other basic needs. City of Newton First Responders who incur new childcare expenses or other expenses as a result of the crisis will also be eligible.