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Texas Instruments Foundation Contributes $250,000 to Coronavirus Response & Recovery

Though we have never experienced an event quite like the global Coronavirus pandemic, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas stands ready to support our community today and into the future. Our mission to LIVE UNITED, alongside our corporate and community partners, has never been more important as we work together to ensure a strong future for North Texas.

While there are sure to be many challenging days ahead, together, we want to celebrate the bright spots too. This week, we launched the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund, which will address urgent and long-term needs for North Texans affected by COVID-19. Our legacy partners at Texas Instruments have generously committed $250,000 in seed funding to help spur immediate relief for our most vulnerable neighbors.

“We are incredibly grateful for the leadership and commitment of Texas Instruments,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “We hope TI’s response will encourage others to contribute to this effort.”

“Supporting our communities has been a hallmark of our company since TI was founded 90 years ago,” said Andy Smith, Executive Director of the TI Foundation. “And our communities need our help now more than ever. These grants will directly help many families and individuals whose lives are being severely disrupted by these uncertain times.”

About the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund will address immediate and urgent 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.

We hope you will join us in supporting the individuals and families in North Texas most affected by Coronavirus. Contribute to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund here.

This article was published on: Mar 18, 2020