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Green Bay Packers donate $1.5 million to coronavirus relief efforts

Posted: 8:46 PM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 21:46:45-04
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The Green Bay Packers have announced they will establish COVID-19 Community Relief Funds, totaling $1.5 million. As part of the team's organization 'Packers Give Back,' the funds will assist efforts in Brown County and the Milwaukee area.

The $1 million Brown County-directed fund, the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, is being established through the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. Packers Give Back is also directing $500,000 to support initiatives in the Milwaukee area.

The money will go to specific COVID-19 relief efforts, both immediately and in the future, the Packers say.

"We are facing an unprecedented challenge in our communities," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "We know our nonprofit support agencies will be performing their usual excellent work, but they'll need additional resources as various needs and gaps in coverage develop in the coming weeks and months. The Packers are committed to supporting them now and into the future as we all work together to weather this difficult time.

"We appreciate the work of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation for providing its guidance and resources to ensure the Packers' and other funds are getting to the people and organizations in need."

This support is in addition to last week’s $30,000 donation from Packers Give Back to benefit the Brown County United Way’s Emergency Response Fund for those impacted by COVID-19, the Packers said in a release.

Additionally, the Packers said Mark and Laurie Murphy have donated $240,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts in Green Bay and Door County.

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