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United Way awards 3rd round of COVID-19 emergency grants

United Way awards 3rd round of COVID-19 emergency grants

NEW ULM — The United Way of the Brown County Area has made its third round of COVID-19 Emergency Non-Profit Assistance Grant awards. These grants support non-profit organizations that provide services to families and individuals in Brown County who are struggling due to the COVID-19 crisis.

United Way COVID-19 Fund received a donation from Randy Horejsi, (randy@teamhg.com), of Horejsi Graphics, who donated $1,400 to the United Way’s COVID 19 Fund.

“Randy contacted me about an idea to create yard signs for the areas Graduating Seniors, and he wanted to donate a portion of each sign sold to our COVID-19 Emergency Fund!” Lori Pickell-Stangel, United Way Executive Director, said. “He explained that he wanted to provide signs to let folks show their support for their graduating seniors, who were missing out on so much, and also help community members who might really be struggling right now.”

Round 3 grant awardees include:

Salvation Army — $1,000 Award from the United Way COVID-19 Emergency Nonprofit Assistance Fund to purchase gas vouchers for individuals and families who need transportation assistance to return to work after the stay at home mandate or to pursue new employment options.

Pro Kinship for Kids — $500 award from the United Way COVID-19 Emergency Nonprofit Assistance Fund to purchase care packages for Brown County children who due to the stay at home order have not been able to participate in Pro Kinship for Kids regular programing and mentoring.

Grant awards are limited to a maximum of $1,000 per grant and a minimum of $250. It is the United Way’s goal to have grant cycles on a two-week rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Grants will be judged on need and impact in relation to the COVID-19 Emergency and made to 501(c)3 charitable organizations. Grants from the United Way cannot be made directly to individuals or families. Click on the link below to fill out our online application:

https://www.unitedwaybrowncountyarea.org/covid-19-emergency-non-profit-assistance-grant-application

If you are not able to complete the COVID-19 Emergency Non-Profit Assistance Grant online, there is a pdf printable version that can be filled out and mailed or emailed to the United Way office:

UnitedWay@newulmtel.net Or United Way of the Brown County Area- PO Box 476 -New Ulm, MN 56073

The United Way will continue to ask the public for donations for their COVID-19 Fund and staff has started the grant process from several businesses and other non-profit organizations to hopefully add to the fund. If you would like to donate to our COVID 19 Emergency Fund, please go to:

https://www.unitedwaybrowncountyarea.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=4

If you are in need or suffering from the impacts of the COVID-19 Emergency, please go to our Partner Organization page for help: https://www.unitedwaybrowncountyarea.org/partner-organizations

Or call / email the United Way: UnitedWay@newulmtel.net or 507-354-6512

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