United Way of Amarillo & Canyon awards COVID-19 emergency relief

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April 13, 2020 | abc7amarillo.com

Funding from United Way of Amarillo & Canyon Emergency Relief Fund is helping people cope with economic challenges brought on by (COVID-19) outbreak



AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — The United Way of Amarillo & Canyon recently allocated $184,550.00 from it's Emergency Relief Fund to 14 organizations/non profits in Amarillo and Canyon. The funding focused on basic needs such as food, shelter, utilities and childcare.

The recipients are:

2-1-1 Specific Aid $25,000.00

Amarillo Children's Home $5,000.00

Catholic Charities of the TX Panhandle $15,000.00

Community Options $12,949.00

Downtown Women's Center $17,500.00

Family Care Foundation $10,000.00

Family Support Services $10,000.00

Guyon Saunders Resource Center $10,000.00

Maverick Boys and Girls Club $20,000.00

No Boundaries International $5,000.00

Salvation Army of Amarillo $17,601.00

Sharing Hope Ministries $1,500.00

Texas Panhandle Centers $29,000.00

Youth with a Mission $6,000.00

The United Way of Amarillo & Canyon’s Emergency Relief Fund has raised almost $200,000 by individuals and following corporations: Bank of America, Amarillo National Bank, Happy State Bank, Truist Foundation, FirstBank

Southwest and Pantex.

Donations are still encouraged. For those that would like to help, visit www.unitedwayama.org/covidresponse or you can Text TOGETHER to 313131.

Annual events hosted by United Way of Amarillo & Canton such as the Victory Celebration and Day of Caring have been postponed and will be scheduled for a later date in the year once its safe to host events that draw large crowds.

The executive director of United Way Amarillo & Canyon, Katie Noffsker tells ABC 7 News more fundraising efforts are being planned to help provide for people affected by (Covid-19) Outbreak who are in need.