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United Way of Tarrant County has invested $1,087,000 in the community for COVID-19 relief from the organization’s Emergency Relief Fund and through federal and state grants administered by the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County, the organization said in a news release.


Recently United Way allocated an additional $420,000 from the Emergency Relief Fund, bringing the total community investment from the Emergency Relief Fund to $670,000. The latest allocation will fund 29 organizations focused on providing the most basic and critical needs to more than 100,000 Tarrant County residents impacted by COVID-19.
In addition, United Way of Tarrant County’s Area Agency on Aging has increased its support of Meals On Wheels and Sixty & Better with an investment of more than $417,000 to provide 75,747 meals to 2,100 people since mid-March as a result of COVID-19.
This is above and beyond the number of meals typically served in a month, which is 25,948 at a cost of more than $137,000 per month. The additional meals cover senior citizens who previously relied on community centers for their meals or family members and friends who can no longer visit because of social distancing rules, United Way said in the news release.
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on our community, especially the most vulnerable which includes children and senior citizens,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County.


“We are thankful for our generous donors and our agency partnerships that allow us to help these critical populations, and so many others who are in need. The ongoing support from individuals, corporations and foundations has been incredible and makes it possible for us to continue to allocate resources broadly across our community,” King said.
Recipients of the Emergency Relief Fund are organizations focused on serving the needs of vulnerable populations, including food, baby formula, rent and utilities. Recipients also include those providing alternative sources of income, access to the internet/technology as well as helping with operating funds for organizations providing essential services and support.


Recipients include:
6 Stones Mission Network, Bedford – $7,500
Arlington Charities Inc., Arlington – $21,500
Blue Family Fun, Inc., Burleson – $5,000
Child Care Associates, Fort Worth – $10,000
Christ’s Haven for Children, Keller – $10,000
Christian Community Storehouse of Keller, Fort Worth – $25,000
Community Frontline, Fort Worth – $11,500
Dental Health for Arlington Inc., Arlington – $8,000
Fort Worth HOPE Center, Fort Worth – $25,000
Fortress Youth Development Center, Fort Worth – $11,000
Harvesting International Ministry Center, Mansfield – $25,000
Moncrief Cancer Institute, Fort Worth – $40,000
Masonic Home and School of Texas. Keller – $13,500
Midwest Food Bank, Bedford – $15,000
Mission Arlington, Arlington – $25,000
Mission Central Metroplex Inc., Hurst – $20,000
Mission Travis Mercy, Fort Worth – $5,000
National Church Residences Foundation, Bedford – $4,000
Neuro Assistance Foundation, Keller – $10,000
North East Emergency Distribution Inc., Hurst – $25,000
Recovery Resource Council, Fort Worth – $18,000
Seasons of Change Incorporated, Arlington – $10,000
Shaken Baby Alliance, Fort Worth – $5,000
Taste Project, Fort Worth – $25,000
The Women’s Center of Tarrant County, Fort Worth – $10,000
United Community Centers Inc., Fort Worth – $10,000
W.I. Cook Foundation Inc., Fort Worth – $10,000
West Fort Worth Center of Hope Inc., Fort Worth – $10,000
World Relief North Texas, Fort Worth – $5,000
Almost $830,000 in contributions have been made to United Way of Tarrant County’s Emergency Relief Fund by corporations, foundations and individuals, including Alcon Foundation, Bank of America, Folsom Point Charities, Frost Bank, Gaudin Family Foundation, GXA, Lhoist, Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Tenaska, UNTHSC and Wells Fargo.
Previous recipients are:
Apartment Life, Euless – $25,000
Arlington Urban Ministries, Greater Arlington – $18,000
Beautiful Feet Ministries, South Fort Worth – $10,000
Community Link Mission, Saginaw – $30,000
Crowley House of Hope, Crowley – $7,000
DFW Asylum Seeker Housing Network, Fort Worth – $15,000
LVTRise, West Fort Worth – $15,000
North Texas Area Community Health Centers Inc., Fort Worth/Arlington – $20,000
North Texas Community Table, North Richland Hills – $25,000
Tarrant County College Foundation, Tarrant County – $25,000
Volunteers of America Texas, Arlington  – $10,000
United Way of Tarrant County, in late March, announced an initial release of $50,000 from its Emergency Relief Fund to six organizations focused on basic needs.
The recipients included:
Child Care Associates, Fort Worth – $10,000
Combatants Overcoming Income Needs (COIN), Tarrant County – $5,000
Community Action Partners, Fort Worth – $10,000
Community Enrichment Center, Fort Worth – $7,500
GRACE, Grapevine – $7,500
Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, Tarrant County – $10,000
For more information or to donate, please visit www.unitedwaytarrant.org/coronavirus
United Way of Tarrant County, founded in 1922, annually assists more than 300,000 people through its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100 percent of the donations going to the selected agency or cause.

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