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United Way of Kern County receives $1.3M from anonymous donor to support COVID-19 victims

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Posted at 10:43 AM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 13:50:19-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — United Way of Kern County received a $1.3 Million gift from an anonymous generous donor as part of a $6.6 million gift earmarked for United Way chapters in the Central Valley.

United Way of Kern County funds are intended to assist nonprofits doing relief work and provide relief to the most vulnerable residents who have been financially affected by the pandemic.

Businesses, organizations and community leaders are encouraged to make contributions to help assist with the projects that United Way of Kern County is developing with current funds.

Visit their website to make direct donations to the UWKC Relief Fund.

“This is a difficult time to live in, our communities are struggling to get ahead and we have to step up and do what’s right. Our families need food and financial assistance more than ever. This is a generous gift and we are grateful for it, but it’s definitely not enough to cover the essentials. We invite our community partners and businesses to contribute to this cause and collaborate with our projects to ensure our vulnerable communities get assisted” says Mari Perez-Dowling, president & CEO of UWKC.