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Sunday, November 29, 2020

A Fund is Launching for Weld County COVID-19 Relief

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The Weld Recovers Fund: COVID-19 Relief is being introduced by the United Way of Weld County (UWWC) and the Weld Community Foundation.

This fund is designed to provide financial resources to charitable organizations in the Weld County area that are involved in supporting populations that have been affected by the outbreak. They are encouraging institutions, companies and other funders to contribute to the fund.

100% of the donations received will be distributed quickly on decisions made from a committee composed of board members and volunteers from UWWC and the Weld Community Foundation, and a final report of the distributions will be available on the two agencies’ websites after the funds have been expended. Details on how nonprofits might request and access general resources from the Weld Recovers Fund will be announced at a later date, once donations have begun to accumulate in the fund. The Foundation and UWWC teamed together in response for the 2013 flood relief effort, which raised more than $2 million.

Jeannine Truswell, President and CEO of UWWC stated, “We are proud to form this partnership again to best meet the needs of our most vulnerable residents. It is an example of collaboration that maximizes resources and helps ensure we do not duplicate our response.”

Rand Morgan, President and CEO of the Weld Community Foundation also added, “The 2013 flood recovery fund campaign was such a successful collaboration of the United Way, the Community Foundation and characteristically generous Weld County donors. Our two organizations’ boards of directors felt it was important to reprise that effort in this uniquely critical situation. We encourage donors to come together once again as a community, neighbor helping neighbor, to support the untiring work being done by nonprofits who are serving some of our most vulnerable populations during this crisis in their lives.”

The Weld Community Foundation is giving an initial donation of $75,000 to begin the Weld Recovers Fund.

Donate online at:
weldcommunityfoundation.org
or
https://www.unitedway-weld.org/covid-19/

Send a check to:
United Way of Weld County
Attn: Weld Recovers Fund
PO Box 1944
Greeley, Colorado 80632

or

Weld Community Foundation
Attn: Weld Recovers Fund
2425 35th Avenue, Suite 201
Greeley, Colorado 80634

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