CEDAR FALLS, IOWA (September 30, 2020) United Ways of Iowa is partnering with Strategic Marketing Services and the Institute for Decision Making at the University of Northern Iowa to launch a survey aimed at better understanding the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery on individual Iowa households.

"United Ways throughout Iowa are committed to funding programs and advocating for policies that support Iowa families in maintaining financial stability," said Deann Cook, Executive Director of United Ways of Iowa. "This survey offers an opportunity for Iowans to let us know how the pandemic has affected them. This valuable information will guide our commitment to our communities as we move toward recovery."

The online survey is available now at www.sms.uni.edu/UW2020 and printed surveys will also be distributed to United Way locations and their local partners throughout Iowa. The survey is estimated to take less than 10 minutes and the deadline for completion is October 16.

The survey findings will help United Ways in supporting Iowa families throughout long-term recovery and beyond.

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