United Way of Weld County and the Weld Community Foundation have created the Weld Recovers Fund: COVID-19 Relief.

This fund will provide financial help to charitable organizations in Weld County as they support people affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Institutions, companies and individuals may contribute to the fund, according to United Way of Weld County.

“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,”Jeannine Truswell, President and CEO of United Way said in a written statement. Rand Morgan, the Weld Community Foundation's president and CEO, added to Truswell's statement:

“The 2013 flood recovery fund campaign was such a successful collaboration of the United Way, the community foundation and characteristically generous Weld County donors,” said Rand Morgan, president and CEO of the Weld Community Foundation. “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 that are serving some of our most vulnerable populations during this crisis in their lives.”

The Weld Recovers Fund started with a huge contribution from the foundation at $75,000.

Contributions can be made at weldcommunityfoundation.org or www.unitedway-weld.org/covid-19. Checks can be sent to the United Way of Weld County or the Weld Community Foundation, noting the Weld Recovers Fund on your check.

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the United Way of Larimer County also started a COVID-19 Response Fund to help those affected by the epidemic.

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