GREEN BAY—Associated Bank is making a $30,000 gift to Brown County United Way’s newly created Brown County Emergency Response Fund to support individuals affected by COVID-19 and other potential local crises.
Brown County United Way announced the creation of the fund earlier today in a joint news release with the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation which has created a similar fund. Brown County United Way provided an initial seed investment of $30,000 to the fund.
“We are extremely grateful to the leadership of Associated Bank and its generous support of our Emergency Response Fund which will provide assistance through local non-profit agencies to people impacted by COVID-19,” said Robyn Davis, president and CEO of Brown County United Way.
“At Associated Bank, the health and well-being of our customers, colleagues and communities are our top priority,” said Philip B. Flynn, president and CEO, Associated Bank. “As community leaders, it is our collective responsibility to drive a unified approach to meet the needs of those who are affected most during this time of uncertainty.”
Donations from the community are being sought. People and businesses interested in contributing to the fund can do so online at www.browncountyunitedway.org or by mailing a check to Brown County United Way, PO Box 1593, Green Bay, WI 54305-1593, Attn: Emergency Response Fund.
Brown County United Way will disburse the money received to local agencies that will in turn provide assistance to individuals being impacted by COVID-19, and if needed, local flooding, and other public crises that may arise as situations evolve. Among the anticipated areas of need are daycare as a result of school or childcare center closures, meals, transportation, temporary housing/shelter, medical supplies, and health and hygiene products, as well as other needs as they become known. The fund and the grant application process will be managed by a committee of community members and United Way staff.
About Brown County United Way: Founded in 1925, Brown County United Way (www.browncountyunitedway.org) is a center for community-based strategies. Through direct fundraising, grant making, community mobilization, and advocacy efforts, Brown County United Way leverages all of its organizational resources and deep local partnerships to advance targeted community solutions. With the help of more than 500 community volunteers from all community sectors, Brown County United Way is dedicated to finding solutions to the community’s most pressing human-services issues.