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Hearst Foundations Donate $100,000 to United Way of Tarrant County's Emergency Relief Fund for Winter Relief

Friday, July 21, 2023

100% of funds to provide assistance to individuals who suffered loss due to Winter Storm Uri

United Way of Tarrant County today announced the Hearst Foundations donated $100,000 to its Emergency Relief Fund to help those most impacted by the Winter Storm Uri. One hundred percent of the funds will be used to provide assistance to individuals through partner organizations serving vulnerable populations throughout Tarrant County.

“We are grateful for this generous and important contribution by the Hearst Foundations to help those who are faced with unexpected expenses related to the recent winter storm,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “We are providing support for older adults, who represent one of our most vulnerable populations already struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This gift allows us to expand our efforts and continue to serve our community.”

“As we began to understand the mounting challenges in the wake of these unprecedented winter storms in Texas, our Board of Directors felt compelled to address the desperate situation and help as many in need as we could, as soon as possible,” said Paul “Dino” Dinovitz, Executive Director of the Hearst Foundations.

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health and social services. The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.

United Way of Tarrant County activated its Emergency Relief Fund February 18 to help those impacted by the recent winter storm with items such as food, utility bills, rent, hotels and housing solutions, clothing and toiletries. Donations can be made at As additional donations are received, funds will be distributed to older adults and families with household income less than $60,000, and nonprofit organizations that sustained damage during the storm.

About United Way of Tarrant County

United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in our communities since 1922. As a nonprofit leader, we bring together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to help solve some of the toughest social issues affecting Tarrant County. Each year, United Way of Tarrant County helps more than 300,000 people through its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100 percent of the donations going to the selected agency or cause.

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