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Posted on: May 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local Non-Profits and Green Bay Packers Raise $1.2 Million for Community Response Fund

 Contact:  Celestine Jeffreys, Chief of Staff; celestineje@greenbaywi.gov (best); 920-448-3006

 Local Non-Profits and Green Bay Packers Raise $1.2 Million for Community Response Fund

(Green Bay, WI)  Brown County United Way, the Green Bay Packers (Green Bay Packers Give Back fund) and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation have created a fund to serve community members adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.   To date, the three organizations have funded over 55 local nonprofits with grants totaling more than $1.2 million.  All of the funds granted provide immediate support to area residents facing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Among the areas of need being funded are:

  • Childcare
  • Food and health and hygiene items
  • Assistance for multicultural communities
  • Distance learning supports
  • Domestic violence services
  • Counseling/mental health services
  • Support for adults with special needs
  • Addiction recovery services
  • Remote workplace technology for nonprofits
  • Hospice services
  • Housing assistance
  • Transportation assistance

Individuals should call 2-1-1 for referrals, resources or information about the available assistance.  Please visit the 2-1-1 website www.211wisconsin.communityos.org for more information.  Persons may text “COVID19” to “211-211” to receive information about the virus.

Persons in immediate crisis should call the Crisis Center of Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin at 920-436-8888, for counseling support and community referrals.  Elderly persons or persons with a disability can call the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County at 920-448-4300.

Community members may contribute to these funds through the Community Foundation or Brown County United Way.   Please visit the Foundation website at www.ggbcf.org, or mail to Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, 320 N. Broadway, Suite 260, Green Bay, WI 54303.  Or visit the United Way website at www.browncountyunitedway.org; mail to Brown County United Way, P.O.  Box 1593, Green Bay, WI, 54305-1593, attention: ERF.

Non-profit organizations seeking grants to provide relief may still apply for funds. To apply for both the Community Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund and the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund visit www.ggbcf.org. To apply for a Brown County United Way grant visit www.browncountyunitedway.org.

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