BANK OF AMERICA ADDS $250,000 GIFT TO CORONAVIRUS FUND
Amidst the uncertainty and volatility of the Coronavirus pandemic, one thing holds true now more than ever: we are all in this together. United Way of Metropolitan Dallas remains steadfast in our mission to LIVE UNITED, together with our corporate and community partners, to put opportunity in the hands of all North Texans.
As we kickstart efforts this week to meet the pressing needs of our most vulnerable neighbors, we are inspired by the individuals and organizations who have stepped up and strengthened their commitments to support our North Texas community.
Our partners at Bank of America have generously committed $250,000 in seed funding to the newly launched United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund, which will address immediate relief and longer-term challenges affecting education, income and health outcomes across North Texas.
“We are so thankful for the partnership and commitment of Bank of America,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “As North Texans, we have a history of coming together to take care of one another. This gift–and Bank of America’s leadership–will enable our community to emerge even stronger than before.”
“At Bank of America, supporting our communities and responding to some of the biggest challenges we face in North Texas is what we do,” said Jennifer Chandler, Bank of America Dallas Market President. “Many of those who live here, like others around the world, are hurting because of the coronavirus crisis, and this fund is a way to deploy resources to immediately address some of their most basic needs.”
At this unparalleled moment in history, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is uniquely positioned to pinpoint immediate and future needs in our community. We are fully prepared to identify effective interventions, quickly vet and deploy funds to local nonprofit organizations best prepared to meet the needs of those who have been hit hardest by this pandemic.
We hope you will join us in supporting the individuals and families in North Texas most affected by COVID-19. Contribute to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund here.
About the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund will address immediate needs of all North Texans—as well as longer-term challenges that will affect education, income and health outcomes across our community.
The fund will support current community impact concerns including:
- Shortage of supplies to meet basic health and safety needs (paper goods, hand sanitizer, cleaning products and potentially food)
- Extended closures of school, childcare and after school programs, impacting children’s access to breakfast and lunch programs and parents’ ability to work
- Immediate economic impact for many workers, particularly in the service, retail and travel industries
In the coming weeks, our organization will continue to work with community leaders, including the Dallas County Health Department, school districts and our service partners to identify resource and service gaps and plan for long-term recovery.