Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin & United Way of Marathon County launches community response fund
By Wausau Times Staff
WAUSAU, WI – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin has teamed up with United Way of Marathon County to create the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This fund will bring essential resources and aid to our neighbor’s in need. This fund will provide flexible funding for organizations working in our community who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. Working in partnership, this Fund is designed to expand local capacity to address the effects on individuals and families as a result of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.
We know there will be serious short and long-term impacts during this pandemic. We acknowledge that the resources of local nonprofit organizations may be stressed – as they provide support for those with immediate needs in this time.
Both organizations have contributed $25,000 to the fund. We need to help our community weather this time of uncertainty. We can’t do it without your support.
This COVID-19 Community Response Fund will focus on immediate needs such as, but not limited to:
•Childcare for families impacted as a result of the pandemic
•Mental health and addiction care that may be impacted
•Emergency rental assistance