Hearst Foundations Donate $100,000 to United Way of Tarrant County’s Emergency Relief Fund for Winter Storm Relief
By United Way of Tarrant County
Posted on March 25, 2021, March 25, 2021

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United Way of Tarrant County today announced the Hearst Foundations donated $100,000 to its Emergency Relief Fund to help those most impacted by the Winter Storm Uri. One hundred percent of the funds will be used to provide assistance to individuals through partner organizations serving vulnerable populations throughout Tarrant County.

“We are grateful for this generous and important contribution by the Hearst Foundations to help those who are faced with unexpected expenses related to the recent winter storm,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “We are providing support for older adults, who represent one of our most vulnerable populations already struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This gift allows us to expand our efforts and continue to serve our community.”

“As we began to understand the mounting challenges in the wake of these unprecedented winter storms in Texas, our Board of Directors felt compelled to address the desperate situation and help as many in need as we could, as soon as possible,” said Paul “Dino” Dinovitz, Executive Director of the Hearst Foundations.

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health and social services. The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.

United Way of Tarrant County activated its Emergency Relief Fund February 18 to help those impacted by the recent winter storm with items such as food, utility bills, rent, hotels and housing solutions, clothing and toiletries. Donations can be made at www.unitedwaytarrant.org/donate. As additional donations are received, funds will be distributed to older adults and families with household income less than $60,000, and nonprofit organizations that sustained damage during the storm.

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