Perot Foundation Donates $250K to Coronavirus Fund | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Perot Foundation Donates $250K to Coronavirus Fund

As stories of individual generosity bubble up all across North Texas–acts of kindness, neighbors helping neighbors, anonymous porch drop-offs of toilet paper and other vital supplies–it’s easy to lose sight of the inspiring deeds being done by organizations during these troubled times.

This week, for instance, the Perot Foundation donated $250,000 to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund. These dollars will go directly toward meeting the most pressing needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As people, we all come together during challenging times,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “And behind every organization are the people who make it up and strive to make a difference. The Perot Foundation exemplifies that humanity. We are so grateful for their generosity and leadership.”

“Our family has deep roots in this community and this moment requires all North Texans to come together,” said Margot Perot of the Perot Foundation. “United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has served this community for nearly 100 years and stands ready to respond to the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. We are proud to support this effort.”

 

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.