Press Release

The Barron County Department of Health & Human Services, Barron County United Way COVID-19 Community Response Fund, and the Salvation Army have teamed up to help community members.

The temporary freeze on evictions and foreclosures is coming to an end. Many people still have not had their unemployment approved. To help make sure Barron County residents do not lose their homes during these uncertain times, the COVID-19 Community Response Fund has given $5,000 to the Salvation Army to assist with rent, mortgage, and utility payments.

“COVID-19 has put so much stress on so many of our community members, losing their homes should not be something they need to worry about, said Trisha Witham of the Aging and Disability Resource Center. A stable home is more important than ever. As stated in the Governor’s order, it is known that eviction or foreclosure poses a significant threat to personal security and the public’s health during a pandemic by removing the ability of people to stay in their home and avoid contact with infected persons.

For assistance with rent, mortgage or utilities, please contact the Salvation Army at 715-554-4928.

Pictured L to R: Chris Olsen – Covid Relief Fund Chair United Way of Rice Lake, Duana Bremer – Social Services Director Salvation Army of Barron County, Britta Kubesh – President United Way of Rice Lake  


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