First Responders Fund Established

posted on Friday, May 1, 2020 in The Cedar Valley Community

First Responders Fund Established by the Waterloo Community Foundation

Press Release from Michelle Temeyer, Executive Director of Waterloo Community Foundation

The Waterloo Community Foundation announces the establishment of the First Responders Fund that will assist our local police, fire and health care workers help our community during the COVID-19 crisis.  From now through May 31, the Foundation will match all donations up to $5,000 to help keep our community and families safe.  One hundred percent (100%) of all donations will go directly to local first responder organizations (no administrative fees will be withheld).

Foundation President Wilfred Johnson states that “we want to join in supporting our amazing first responders, as they work day and night to keep us safe during this Coronavirus pandemic.  The entire community is invited to participate.  Whether it is $5 or $500 -- every little bit helps.”  

Gifts can be made securely on their website or their Facebook page. Donations may also be mailed to the Waterloo Community Foundation:  PO Box 1253, Waterloo, IA 50704, with a “First Responders Fund” notation. 

Last month, the Waterloo Community Foundation contributed $10,000 to the Black Hawk County Disaster Fund, a community-wide effort that supports organizations coordinating pandemic response efforts, including the Black Hawk County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster).