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United Way launches COVID-19 relief fund

IRON MOUNTAIN – The United Way of Dickinson County has announced the creation of a fund to aid non-profit organizations serving those impacted by the COVID-19 virus.

“Services in our community are needed to help those whose lives have been affected by the COVID-19 virus restrictions and changes,” said Barb Messer, United Way of Dickinson County executive director.

The COVID-19 fund has received a designated grant of $5,000 from We Energies Foundation and an employee designation of $60 from Roehl Trucking.

All the money will be used for funding COVID-19 related services to residents.

If you wish to make a designated donation it can be done through PayPal at unitedwaydickinson.org or mailed to P.O. Box 429, Iron Mountain, MI 49801.

Organizations eligible to apply for grants from the fund include 501(c)3 non-profits serving Dickinson County (they do not have to be an existing United Way partner agency), school districts, faith-based organizations and other public entities eligible to receive a tax-deductible contribution.

Priority will be given to requests addressing immediate human services related to COVID-19.

The grant application can be accessed at unitedwaydickinson.org/forms.

If you have any questions, please email to unitedwaydickinsoncounty@gmail.com or call 906-221-2174. The application deadline is May 15.

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