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COVID-19 Relief fund reaches $79,000 raised

SALISBURY — The Rowan County United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund continues to grow, increasing by $1,850 since Monday.

The fund — which is raising money to help people with food insecurity, medical expenses and housing needs as well as funding for disruptions in business at nonprofits — has raised a total of $79,117 to date. That includes roughly $40,000 in funding that the United Way distributed to five local nonprofits last week.

The United Way plans to have multiple funding rounds from the relief fund and match all public contributions with up to $120,000 in internal funding that has been reallocated.

Anyone interested in making a donation can do so at rowanunitedway.org, text the word “RELIEF” to 704-286-1011 or mail a contribution to the United Way at 131 West Innes St., Suite 201, Salisbury, N.C. 28144. Those mailing donations should address them to the attention of the COVID-19 Relief Fund. Those making a donation online should include a note in the comment section saying it’s for the COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Nonprofits can obtain more information about applying by visiting rowanunitedway.org or calling the office at 704-633-1802.

Recent donations include:

•Patricia Hinson, $100
• D.C. Sink, $100
• Rikki and Rebecca Spencer, $250
• Anonymous, $100
• Michael and Denise Hallet, $100
• Carol Scherczinger, $200
• Rocky and Leslie Cabagnot, $250
• Rebecca Blair, $100
• Stan and Sandy Jordan, $100
• Linda Miller, $100
• Ed and Susan Norvell, $200
• Anonymous, $100
• Anonymous, $50
• Julis and Barbara Waggoner, $200
• Harold Poole Jr., $50
• James and Sonja Goodman, $200
• Elaine Howle, $200

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