United Way of Frederick County launches emergency relief fund in response to COVID-19
The United Way of Frederick County has announced the launch of an emergency relief fund with the backing by community philanthropists [the Ausherman Family Foundation, Community Foundation of Frederick County, Delaplaine Foundation Inc., Helen J. Serini Foundation, the Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County and others] to help families curb the economic fallout of COVID-19.
Gov. Larry Hogan announced mandatory closing of all shopping malls and enclosed entertainment centers Thursday morning, following more sweeping actions such as shutting down all bars, restaurants and movie theaters earlier this week.
Starting this week, in hopes of getting in front of the major economic challenges that these shutdowns will bring, the United Way convened with philanthropists in the community to put together the emergency relief fund, said Ken Oldham, United Way of Frederick County president and CEO. The Frederick News-Post is a promotional partner to help raise awareness of the campaign.
Source: The Frederick News-Post