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COVID-19 Response Fund Secures Support from Foundation and Corporate Partners

From the Union County Foundation, April 2, 2020
The Union County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund recently received funding support from The ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation and the Marysville Meijer store. Donations from these organizations and the United Way of Union County provide initial seed money to grow this new Fund, which is housed within the Union County Foundation.

Through a partnership between the Union County Foundation and United Way of Union County, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will help address the critical needs of area residents impacted by the pandemic. Funds will support organizations that provide direct health and human services to our community as well as other needs.

“During these challenging times, we see this as our inherent responsibility to help protect and support our local communities,“ said Jim King, president, The ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation. Rick Keyes, Meijer President and CEO adds, “The essential services you (local non-profits) provide day after day offer hope, stability, and the building blocks for a good quality of life for every member of our community. Today, the work you are doing is even more vital and we felt it important to act swiftly to not only contribute to your efforts but to ensure you receive funds right away so you can help those who need it most.”

The Fund will be used in cooperation with the Mass Critical Care Unit of the Union County Emergency Operation Center. This unit was formed specifically to track needs in the community as they arise and connect them with resources and volunteers. Individual and corporate donors have several options to support this joint Fund including the following:
  • Text-to-Give by texting UCCOVID to 91-999;
  • donate online at https://bit.ly/UCCOVID;
  • send a check to United Way of Union County at 648 Clymer Rd., Suite 313, Marysville OH 43040 (indicate COVID-19 on the check),
  • donate online at unioncountyfoundation.org/donatecovid.php
  • mail a check to The Union County Foundation, COVID-19 Fund, PO Box 608, Marysville, Ohio 43040.
All normal administrative fees will be waived with the exception of fees administered by third party processors for the convenience of utilizing online or text-to-give platforms.
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