Relief fund established for those affected by water crisis
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has joined forces with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee to create a giving fund in response to the water crisis.
It will move money to non-profits that can help individuals whose incomes are being affected.
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation launched the fund with a $20,000 contribution and is encouraging others in the community to join it in the outreach to those in need.
Contributions to the fund are tax deductible.
The United Way will distribute the contributed funds to its partner agencies serving Lee County. One hundred percent of the funds donated through the foundation will be used to help people in Lee.
Donors can give by visiting www.FloridaCommunity.com.