When Lew came into the office at United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) in early March, he wasn't sure what to do. He was trying to reenter the workforce, but the job he interviewed for required a background check he couldn't afford. Through a grant from UWDOR's Crisis Fund, his background check was covered. He recently wrote us that:
"Thanks to the donation to cover the cost of the background check, I was able to get the job! I won't be getting rich any time soon, but with the spread of coronavirus and the cutting of staff, I have found a position of a driver that is rewarding. I'm helping a lot of older folks get around and now I'm on my way to be more financially independent."