Almost $830,000 contributed to fund for urgent community needs
100% of funds donated is directed toward COVID-19 response
FORT WORTH – United Way of Tarrant County is grateful to the many donors who have contributed more than $800,000 to the Emergency Relief Funds including Folsom Point Charities, which donated $210,000, Bank of America, which donated $150,000 and Wells Fargo, which donated $100,000. The funding will be used to address the urgent and long-term needs of the Tarrant County community as a result of COVID-19.
Other donations include $50,000 from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, $35,000 from Lockheed Martin Missle and Fire Control, $31,500 from Tenaska, $25,000 from Frost Bank, $15,000 each from the Alcon Foundation and LHost, and $10,000 each from the Gaudin Family Foundation and L3Technologies. Additional funding has come from private and online donations. In addition, PepsiCo donated more than 20,000 servings of cereal, bars and snacks, which were directed to the Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE) food pantry.
“We are overwhelmed with the generosity of the business community, foundations and individuals,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “Our community is in dire need and we are working quickly to immediately allocate funds for emergency services. As we continue to receive donations, we will make additional distributions from the Emergency Relief Fund.”
For more information or to donate, please visit www.unitedwaytarrant.org/coronavirus.