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United Way Treasure Valley

Last week on Idaho Matters, we told you how the United Way Treasure Valley and the Idaho Community Foundation are working together to get much needed financial help to people who are now experiencing housing insecurity because of the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is working with reputable nonprofits to support folks around the state. 


Nora Carpenter is the executive director of the United Way Treasure Valley and Karen Bilowith is with the Idaho Community Foundation. Both join Idaho Matters live to give us an update on this project.


As more and more businesses close or limit hours, the impact these decisions are having on low-wage and hourly workers in our community has the potential to be financially devastating. That’s why the Idaho Community Foundation, United Ways of Idaho and the Idaho Nonprofit Center are partnering together to create the COVID-19 Response Fund for Idaho. 


Hundreds of cases of vaping-related lung disease were reported across the U.S. last week. Two were in Idaho. Now, a local organization is bringing a national expert on the risks of teen vaping to Boise.


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A new statewide Community Assessment has some dramatic findings, especially for Idaho kids.

The United Way of Treasure Valley released their latest Community Assessment Thursday. Conducted every three years, the research is a snapshot of local issues, from health to education to financial stability.