WHEREAS, in 2019, during the partial shutdown of the federal government, the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula went above and beyond to offer assistance to furloughed federal workers; and
WHEREAS, in anticipation of an increase in calls to its local assistance and referral sources, the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula started a special fund to help federal workers impacted by the government shutdown; and
WHEREAS, the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula fund supported partner agencies assisting members of the community in need of help paying for rent, mortgage and utilities bills, and groceries; and
WHEREAS, in addition, the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula donated advance money to community partners whose funding had been affected by the shutdown; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula for supporting furloughed federal government workers; and, be it
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for its service to residents of the Commonwealth in need.