More than $3.5 million is headed to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Salvation Army and 40 other local nonprofits from the COVID-19 Response Fund set up by the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago working with the city.
Hours before Illinois’ “stay-at-home” order was set to take effect, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other civic leaders gathered to reassure city and state residents that a food shortage was not on the horizon.
The Bears are donating $250,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, the team announced Friday. The City of Chicago, the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the fund earlier this week to help provide access to emergency food and supplies for those in need because of the coronavirus crisis. The fund’s website says donations also will go toward helping with rent, mortgage and utility assistance and nonprofit safety and operations assistance.
A new fund that aims to provide emergency food and basic supplies to people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic has raised more than $10 million since its launch Monday.
In collaboration with the city of Chicago, the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago will begin distributing money from Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to nonprofits in the coming days.
A coronavirus relief fund created to help people in the Chicago area is seeing tremendous support in its early days. The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund is two days old, but has already raised $8 million.
There is a new website to raise money for the fight against COVID-19 in Chicago and it has already raised millions of dollars.
The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the website on Tuesday and in just one day, it raised more than $8 million.
Chicago has joined a growing list of cities establishing COVID-19 relief funds to deploy immediate resources to the families and neighborhoods hit hardest by the economic fallout of the new coronavirus.
Chicago’s leading donors and fundraisers said Tuesday they are joining forces to raise money for nonprofit groups that will help residents whose health and livelihoods have been imperiled by the coronavirus.
A fund aimed at helping victims of the coronavirus outbreak is being set up by the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago, assisted by City Hall, business leaders and other philanthropies.