United Way of Marquette County Receives $10,000 Grant from United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund Marquette, MI-United Way or Marquette County announced a $10,000 grant award from United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.This grant was awarded to 175 United Ways across the United States and is intended to increase internal capacity and crisis response preparedness, including critical areas such as business continuity planning, IT infrastructure, data security and digital communication platforms.To date, United Way of Marquette County through the Community Response Fund,in a collaborative effort with the Community Foundation of Marquette County has provided over $178,000 to the local community in response to the impact of COVID-19 and will use these grant funds to make improvements on IT infrastructure and data security.“United Way of Marquette County is grateful to have the support needed to increase its capacity to better respond to community needs around COVID-19 and other emergencies and disasters,” said Andrew Rickauer, Executive Director for United Way of Marquette County. “It’s not often that organizations receive grant funding that focuses on vital back office tools such as IT infrastructure,digital communications and data security and this will allow us to be more agile and responsive”United Way Worldwide established the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund in 2020 to meet the unprecedented human services needs that appeared simultaneously in communities around the world because of the pandemic and the resulting economic fallout. To date, $57.3 million has been raised and distributed to more than 650 Local United Ways to serve immediate needs in their communities, impacting more than 20 million lives. To learn more about United Way of Marquette County or to give, advocate or volunteer, please visit: https://www.uwmqt.org
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