Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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 info@dsacommunityfoundation.com. 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.

Copyright 2020 WDIO-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement
Advertisement

Local police departments discuss use-of-force policies and training amid George Floyd death

Duluth News Tribune to cut back to twice-weekly print editions

Historic SpaceX launch postponed because of stormy weather

Northern MN Swap Meet and Car Show canceled

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 update

Wisconsin reports 22 new deaths from COVID-19, spike in cases

Advertisement