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Wayland Community Fund Urgently Needs Your Help!  Please Donate!

The Wayland Community Fund (WCF) is experiencing heavy demand for help this year and we need your support! Donations are down by 50% while requests are up by 21%.

WCF provides short-term emergency financial assistance to Wayland residents for basic needs such as utilities, rent, food, medical bills, and other living expenses. These are our neighbors, who are struggling financially due to job loss, illness, death of a family member, or other financial crisis.  Some have no oil for winter, no electricity, little food or are threatened with eviction. Often these residents do not appear to be in financial difficulty and do their best to keep up appearances. They are however, in serious need. 

“Requests for help increased sharply this past year and donations are significantly down” according to Wayland Community Fund Chair, Lynn Dowd. The committee has quietly been working to help Wayland residents for over 22 years. 

During the 2018-19 fiscal year, WCF provided over $37,000 in assistance to Wayland residents (up 21% from 2017-18) with the payment of 66 bills including 29 utility payments, 11 rent payments, and 26 payments for other items including food and medical bills.

WCF receives no public funding. It relies primarily on contributions from Wayland residents and a few businesses, supplemented by a small trust fund created 20 years ago. Managed by five appointed volunteer professionals, it has no overhead or administrative expenses. 

Please consider supporting this vital Wayland community organization by sending a charitable donation to: The Wayland Community Fund, ℅ Treasurers’ Office, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778.

Residents must apply with a formal request for assistance and if eligible, payment is made directly to the vendor or supplier of service.  If you know a Wayland resident who needs financial help, please ask them to call 508-358-3624. 

More information can be found on the Town of Wayland website.

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