Fort Wayne’s NBC: United Way emergency relief fund at $2.7m; 12 nonprofits have received grants so far

Apr 15, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The United Way of Allen County has received commitments of $2.7 million so far to an Emergency Relief Fund established to help organizations affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Some of that money has now been distributed to 12 nonprofit groups in the area, and more applications are now being considered.

The United Way in March launched the effort, hoping to mitigate the impact of what has been a health — but also an economic — crisis.

Contributions have come from state and local foundations, business community, and individuals.

The United Way of Allen County is also managing a 9-county regional quarantine center as a recovery site for those who do not have safe and stable housing. The center will be at an undisclosed location in Allen County.

Additional information on the United Way’s COVID-19 response and how to participate or make a contribution is available here.

Individuals seeking guidance on personal needs are encouraged to dial 211.