• 35 yrs of Assistance
$5,085,000 has been distributed in the 35 years of our operation (1985 - 2019).
• 2019 Recipients
165 households
In 2019, 165 qualified applicants were assisted through the tireless work of our volunteers.
• Distributed in 2019
In 2019 our staff of volunteers worked to distribute over $96,590 to those qualified applicants.


Our primary focus is on applicants who are steadily employed who experience a temporary financial emergency or need that cannot be funded by other public or private sources. Unemployed applicants who have a steady work history and are receiving unemployment insurance, worker's compensation or short-term disability benefits also may qualify.

These individuals are normally able to take care of their own needs but are unable to do so when a sudden event has created a temporary financial emergency. It is expected and anticipated that with help from this Fund, the problem will be resolved and the applicant will become self-sufficient again. All assistance is subject to budgetary limitations.

Those seeking assistance need to reside in Orange, Sullivan, Ulster or part of Pike Counties, the readership area of the Times Herald-Record. Such a request is made with a Fund Application, supported by required documentation.

To request help, the People for People Fund requires that the application below be filled out to be considered for assistance.

People for People Application

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People for People

Since its first campaign in 1985,
the Times Herald-Record's
People for People Fund has
distributed over $4.4 million
through the year of 2014

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