March 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of us right now, especially the Downtown Eastside community we serve. Taking action to support public health in our community – particularly for those most vulnerable and marginalized – is our civic and moral responsibility.

To this end, all First United public events between now and April 30 will be postponed until further notice. We will reassess the situation in mid-April and make a decision on events after April 30 based on information from public health officials at that time. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this complex and challenging time.

This pandemic has already put a serious strain on our resources. This will impact our ability to deliver critical services to people experiencing poverty and marginalization. We expect this will continue. If you are able, please consider a donation. Your gift can provide shelter and daily needs to our Downtown Eastside community in this critical time: