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In communities everywhere, what started as a healthcare emergency quickly turned into a social and economic crisis. For the poorest individuals and families already struggling to get by, COVID-19 hit them especially hard. That disruption has also given light to a path of help, hope and healing. We look beyond the symptoms of poverty and begin to address its root causes in the half-hour special, “United Is the Way: A Story of Help, Hope and Healing.”
This WCPO 9 documentary, in partnership with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and P&G, dives deep into the ripple effect COVID-19 has had in our community as supply chains and storefronts closed their doors and with them, the lifeline to many of our community’s critical services.
“We reacted and we reacted quickly, making sure people were safe and could meet their basic needs,” said Moira Weir, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati. “COVID-19 wasn’t just a temporary setback -- for many it will take years to recover. We are not only responding to emerging needs, but we have the opportunity to rebuild systems for improved equity and better outcomes.”
HOW TO WATCH
Watch in the video player above or in the WCPO 9 streaming app on devices like Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.
Re-airs: Sunday, October 18th at 11:30AM
To donate, visit: https://unitedtoact.org/uwgc/the-way-to-help