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Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund announces third round of pandemic relief funding totaling $286,000

May 08, 2020
The partner agencies involved in the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund today announced the recipients of a third round of pandemic relief funding. 14 organizations will receive...

Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund grows to nearly $1.3M, partners announce second round of relief funding

Apr 14, 2020
The Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund has grown to nearly $1.3 million, thanks to support from local corporations, nonprofit foundations and hundreds of donations from individual...

Knight Foundation contributes $500,000 to Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

Mar 30, 2020
The Knight Foundation today announced that it would contribute $500,000 to the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund. The fund was created through a partnership between United Way of...

Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund announces first $170,000 of pandemic relief as fund grows to more than $400,000

Mar 27, 2020
Today, the partner organizations involved in the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund announced the recipients of the first round of pandemic relief funding totaling $170,000. The fund...

Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund unites nonprofit and public partners for charitable response to coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020
United Way of Summit County, the City of Akron, the County of Summit, Akron Public Schools, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Summit County Public Health and Summit County Job and Family Services...

United Way of Summit County’s 2-1-1 program answered 69,992 calls for help in 2019

Feb 19, 2020
United Way of Summit County’s 2-1-1 program, which helps people across Summit County find local resources when they don’t know where to turn, answered 69,992 calls for assistance last year. The free...

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