New Northwest Wisconsin fund aids virus response

New Northwest Wisconsin fund aids virus response

Updated: March 21, 2020 10:56 AM

A new fund called the COVID-19 Northwest Wisconsin Response Fund will help charities on the front lines of battling COVID-19 in Ashland, Bayfield and Douglas Counties.


The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and the Head of the Lakes United Way created the northwest Wisconsin fund.

“The Community Foundation and the United Way have long histories of service to northwest Wisconsin,” Holly C. Sampson, the foundation’s president and CEO said. “We are stepping up to help nonprofits in this region that face a triple threat because of coronavirus and COVID-19.”

“These nonprofits will see increased demand for services. They are working to maintain operations at a time of health concerns for their own staffs. And they will likely struggle to raise funds because public events and activities have been canceled. That’s why we are stepping up to help," Sampson said.

Donors can give online and get more information about the fund on the Community Foundation’s website. They also can call 218-726-0232 or email Donors also can mail checks to:

COVID-19 Northwest Wisconsin Response Fund

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

Medical Arts Building Suite 700

324 W. Superior St.

Duluth, MN 55802

All donations to the fund are tax deductible.

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