West Central Initiative (WCI) has established the 2020 Resiliency Fund to respond to immediate COVID-19-related needs and the long-term recovery of west central Minnesota. WCI is supporting the fund with an initial grant of $25,000. The organization is seeking support from the residents, cities, counties, and businesses within its service area, which includes: Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties and White Earth Nation.

WCI will distribute the funds to organizations providing:

  • Food and shelter to those in crisis.
  • Care and education to children.
  • A helping hand to those needing specific resources.

To donate to WCI’s 2020 Resiliency Fund, visit wcif.org/ResiliencyFund. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. WCI also has established a web page, wcif.org/covid-19-resources, to serve as a one-stop-shop for individuals, organizations and communities to understand resources that can help them now and in the future.

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