March 24, 2020 For Immediate Release WAUSAU, WI- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin and United Way of Marathon County have created the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. As of March 23, 2020, $22,000 has been invested directly back to the following organizations: Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area To provide take home, hot, nutritious dinners along with high yield activity packets, books, and craft activities to assist with out-of-school learning to anyone under the age of 18. Bridge Street Mission Will provide sack lunches to students living near the downtown Wausau area, who might not have transportation access to other food distribution sites. Community Center of Hope Will provide self-serve, pre-packed bags of food and essential hygiene products to residents in the Mosinee area. Faith in Action of Marathon County To provide essential health related transportation and food security trips for the most vulnerable populations affected by COVID-19. Hmong American Center To educate the elderly Hmong and Southeast Asian community about COVID-19 and to provide food and essentials items to the homebound community members they serve. This fund is flexible and intended for local agencies impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. 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. As of March 23, 2020 there was $132,000 donated to the fund. The Community Foundation will cover all administrative fees so 100% of donations can be used to support local nonprofits. To apply for funding or make a donation click here: https://www.unitedwaymc.org/community-response-fund/ WAUSAU, WI- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin and United Way of Marathon County have created the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. As of March 23, 2020, $22,000 has been invested directly back to the following organizations: Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area To provide take home, hot, nutritious dinners along with high yield activity packets, books, and craft activities to assist with out-of-school learning to anyone under the age of 18. Bridge Street Mission Will provide sack lunches to students living near the downtown Wausau area, who might not have transportation access to other food distribution sites. Community Center of Hope Will provide self-serve, pre-packed bags of food and essential hygiene products to residents in the Mosinee area. Faith in Action of Marathon County To provide essential health related transportation and food security trips for the most vulnerable populations affected by COVID-19. Hmong American Center To educate the elderly Hmong and Southeast Asian community about COVID-19 and to provide food and essentials items to the homebound community members they serve. This fund is flexible and intended for local agencies impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. 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. As of March 23, 2020 there was $132,000 donated to the fund. The Community Foundation will cover all administrative fees so 100% of donations can be used to support local nonprofits. To apply for funding or make a donation click here: https://www.unitedwaymc.org/community-response-fund/