Wells Fargo Gifts $100,000 To Coronavirus Response & Recovery | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Wells Fargo Gifts $100,000 To Coronavirus Response & Recovery

North Texans have only just begun to feel the impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic–and recovery from this crisis will last for months, possibly years to come. Alongside our determined supporters, United Way is focused on responding to the immediate needs of our community as well as longer-term recovery efforts.

This important work would not be possible without the commitment of corporate partners like the Wells Fargo Foundation. This week, Wells Fargo contributed $100,000 to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund, which will meet the pressing needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.

“We believe in the power of unity to make lasting change in North Texas and working together is critical as we navigate these challenging times,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Wells Fargo is dedicated to creating solutions for stronger communities and we are grateful for their generosity and leadership.”

“It’s important in times of community need that we work together,” said Scott Wallace, Regional Bank President, Wells Fargo Dallas-Fort Worth East. “We’re grateful for the leadership of local leaders and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas for its ability to act quickly in caring for our local residents. We hope our support provides a measure of relief as we stand with the community during this challenging situation.”

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.

 

This article was published on: Mar 20, 2020