Funding to provide immediate assistance for those affected by COVID-19
FORT WORTH (April 8, 2020) – United Way of Tarrant County today announced the allocation of $200,000 from its Emergency Relief Fund to 11 organizations focused on providing the most basic and critical needs to more than 120,000 Tarrant County residents impacted by COVID-19.
“The amount of need in our community is unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “We are so thankful to our generous donors who recognize that so many of our fellow citizens are unable to make ends meet because of the impact of the virus. The outpouring of support is heartwarming in what is a desperate time for so many of our friends and neighbors. As long as we have contributions coming into the Emergency Relief Fund, we will continue to distribute resources broadly across our community.”
All recipient organizations are focused on serving the basic needs of vulnerable populations, including food, baby formula, rent and utilities. Recipients also include those providing alternative sources of income, access to the internet/technology as well as helping with operating funds for organizations providing essential services and support.
The recipients are:
- Apartment Life (Euless) – $25,000
- Arlington Urban Ministries (Greater Arlington) – $18,000
- Beautiful Feet Ministries (South Fort Worth) – $10,000
- Community Link Mission (Saginaw) – $30,000
- Crowley House of Hope (Crowley) – $7,000
- DFW Asylum Seeker Housing Network (Fort Worth) – $15,000
- LVTRise (West Fort Worth) – $15,000
- North Texas Area Community Health Centers, Inc. (Fort Worth, Arlington) – $20,000
- North Texas Community Table (North Richland Hills) – $25,000
- Tarrant County College Foundation (Tarrant County) – $25,000
- Volunteers of America Texas (Euless) – $10,000
More than $545,000 in contributions have been made to United Way of Tarrant County’s Emergency Relief Fund by corporations, foundations and individuals, including Alcon Foundation, Bank of America, Folsom Point Charities, Frost Bank, Gaudin Family Foundation, GXA, Lhoist, Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Tenaska, UNTHSC and Wells Fargo.
United Way of Tarrant County, in late March, announced an initial release of $50,000 from its Emergency Relief Fund to six organizations focused on basic needs. The recipients included:
- Child Care Associates – $10,000
- Combatants Overcoming Income Needs (COIN) – $5,000
- Community Action Partners – $10,000
- Community Enrichment Center – $7,500
- GRACE – $7,500
- Tarrant County Homeless Coalition – $10,000
For more information or to donate, please visit www.unitedwaytarrant.org/coronavirus.