ESL Federal Credit Union announced Tuesday that its charitable foundation will give United Way of Greater Rochester $4 million to support 20 local nonprofits that help people in the community.

The Ibero-American Action League is one of the partners receiving the aid.

They provide educational and family services to those in need.

Partner organizations say they've seen an increased demand for their services during the pandemic.

Since the coronavirus, calls to the Monroe County Life Line have nearly tripled compared to this time last year.

United Way says the goal of the aid is to unite the resources of the Greater Rochester area so that everyone can thrive.

"It means teens running away from abusive situations have a safe place to sleep at night," said United Way of Greater Rochester president and CEO Jaime Saunders. "That families have access to legal counsel so their children have a place to call home. This means people overcoming homelessness have access to hygiene products, clothing, and connections to other supports to find housing, a job, and stability."

The lifeline for people in need of emergency services is 211.