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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

United Way Tops $1M in Pandemic Relief Fund

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United Way has collected $1 million for its coronavirus work.

Giving to the nonprofit’s Pandemic Relief Fund helps low-income individuals, families at imminent risk of homelessness and current homeless populations.

Relief fund donors include OC residents, and corporate and foundation giving from Edwards Lifesciences, Allergan Foundation, City National Bank, Pacific Life Foundation, Insperity, US Bank, St. Jude Medical Center, SoCalGas and Wells Fargo, among others.

United Way said it’s fielding more requests in particular “for housing, food and utilities.” It’s working with local food banks and the group 211OC on the effort.

United Way said it has seen a steep incline in “requests for help for housing, food and utilities.” It is working with its nonprofit partners, including local food banks and 211OC to assist the OC community.

Go here for more updates on how OC companies are responding to coronavirus.

For ongoing, in-depth coverage of coronavirus effects on OC businesses, see the Monday print edition of the Business Journal.

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