County Executive Ryan Announces "Project Resilience" - BlueStone Press
December 3, 2021

County Executive Ryan Announces "Project Resilience"

A community Fund and Local Food Distribution Effort to Support Residents Impacted by COVID-19


Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there has been a groundswell of support and outreach from residents looking to find out how they can help vulnerable members of our community. In response, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today the formation of a new countywide effort — Project Resilience — to help direct this surge of support and goodwill towards those in need throughout the county. The effort will include: a community fund, in partnership with the United Way; an online portal for anyone in need to ask for help; a robust food distribution network; and a partnership program for businesses and community groups to provide food and other critical services. 

Residents in need can apply online to receive meals and other support from participating local restaurants and community groups. UCAT (Ulster County Area Transit) will be partially repurposed to work with municipalities and community organizations to deliver meals to residents in need. County Executive Ryan has secured over $2 million dollars in funding in under 24 hours along with announcing partnerships with municipal governments, local businesses, and not-for-profits. 

“Project Resilience is an unprecedented initiative that will allow us to channel the wave of goodwill from across Ulster County to better serve our residents in need. I want to thank the individuals and organizations who have generously stepped up to contribute to this effort, and I want to assure our residents that we are here for you,” County Executive Pat Ryan said. “I continue to be tremendously impressed by the resiliency and generosity of Ulster County. We are showing our state and our nation what it looks like when a community comes together to take care of each other.”

“Ulster County has always come together in times of crisis and this is no exception,” Executive Director of Ulster County United Way Stacey Rein said. “We will do everything in our power to meet the immediate and emerging needs of our residents.”

For additional information about COVID-19 visit:

Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline: 845-443-8888

NYS Coronavirus Information Hotline: 888-364-3065


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