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United Community Relief Fund Receives $50,000 Challenge Grant for COVID-19 Relief

May 05, 2020

LAKELAND, FL - GiveWell Community Foundation and United Way of Central Florida announced today the United Community Relief Fund has received a $50,000 challenge grant from an anonymous donor for Giving Tuesday Now. The grant will match dollar for dollar new donations to the United Community Relief Fund until a total of $50,000 is reached.

Giving Tuesday Now is a global day of giving and unity on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The United Community Relief Fund was established by GiveWell Community Foundation and United Way of Central Florida in March to respond to the COVID-19 needs in our community.

So far, the United Community Relief Fund has raised more than $400,000. In April, a total of $310,000 was awarded to 34 local nonprofit organizations providing COVID-19 relief. 

100 percent of donations to the Fund go directly to nonprofits providing COVID-19 relief for residents of Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties.

Learn more and make your donation at the link below.

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