Northumberland Rocks Back is an outdoor benefit concert at the Cobourg Lions Community Centre on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 5 pm.
Over these past two years, the Northumberland United Way has responded to increased need in the areas of food security, housing, childcare, senior support, employment, mental health, and social connection.
Food security continues to be a reality for the 1 in 8 families in Northumberland County struggling to access healthy and nutritious meals. Rolling lockdowns and economic decline have led to skyrocketing unemployment rates, predominately among low-wage or precarious workers. And the housing crisis continues to worsen.
Donations to the Northumberland United Way Community Recovery Fund will help target these deep-rooted issues and fill the gaps in community investments. The fund will help the organization rebuild the network of social service supports locally.
“We are committed to an equitable recovery, and we need your help” says Bobbie Dawson, CEO Northumberland United Way. “What we do today will define the Northumberland County of tomorrow. Please stand with us and build a more equitable future for our community”.
With overwhelming community support, Northumberland Rocks Back raised $25,172 for local organizations, services and programs. The outdoor benefit concert on August 20, 2021, showcased the talented Cale Crowe, The Spirits, Jeremy Macklin and Jesse Slack with stories from frontline workers and local volunteers.
$18,672 of the grand total was allocated to the Northumberland United Way COVID-19 Community Relief Fund that has helped over 30 local organizations, providing services and programs to residents of Northumberland throughout the pandemic. The remaining $6,500 has supported our hosts, The Lions Club of Cobourg, to strengthen their local contributions to serve others.
“Northumberland Rocks Back united our community and proudly made a substantial impact to help a lot of people,” said Graham Beer, Chair of Northumberland Rocks Back and Executive Producer of Cobourg Media. “The outpouring of support from local organizers, businesses, volunteers, sponsors and attendees was overwhelming.”
“The proceeds to Northumberland United Way from this amazing event have gone directly back into the community,” says Bobbie Dawson, CEO, Northumberland United Way. “With your generous support, we are helping local not-for profit organizations continue to provide essential services during these challenging times."
“We were very proud to play a role in Northumberland Rocks Back. It was great to see the community come together and have a fun time all while helping the Northumberland United Way COVID-19 relief efforts,” said Vicky Davis, Lions Club of Cobourg President. “Thank you to everyone involved for organizing a successful event!”
To learn more about Northumberland United Way, visit www.mynuw.org