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Nearly $23 million raised for COVID-19 response fund in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (WEEK) -- A relief fund established to help those in need during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has raised nearly $23 million.

The United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations established the COVID-19 Response Fund to support local community foundations and nonprofits for the following:

  • Emergency food and basic supplies
  • Interim housing and shelter
  • Primary health care services
  • Utility and financial assistance
  • Supports for children and other vulnerable populations
  • Nonprofit safety and operations assistance

The funds were raised by donations from corporations, foundations and individuals, according to a release by the Response Fund.

The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund will work in tandem with other response funds set up around the state.

Individuals and families in need of support are encouraged to go to https://www.ilcovidresponsefund.org/ for updates on which organizations are receiving support and may be able to extend assistance.

The full list to date of donating organizations and individuals can be found at https://www.ilcovidresponsefund.org/#supporters.

25 News Staff

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