Nonprofits start coronavirus fund for Muskegon County

Posted at 10:43 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 16:52:19-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. — A pair of nonprofits are giving people a way to support organizations on the "front line" during the coronavius outbreak in Muskegon Country.

The COVID-19 Response Fund will "mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on local families and members of the community," the partners said today.

United Way of the Lakeshore and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County are collaborating on the fund.

The fund was created with seed money from the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and the United Way, as well as Meijer and the Consumers Energy Foundation.

“These are unprecedented times,” said Christine Robere, president and CEO, United Way of the Lakeshore. “It is vitally important that our local partner agencies are able to stay open and to meet our residents' needs."

Funds will be available to "address all the implications of the coronavirus,” said Todd Jacobs, president and CEO, Community Foundation for Muskegon County.

People can give to the fund online.