BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–During and after the pandemic, News 4’s Andrew Baglini and Erica Brecher know non-profits that serve WNY will be stretched thin and they want to help.
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County in partnership with the Oishei Foundation, Community Foundation, and Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, launched the “WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund.” These groups will help share donations in the coming weeks with organizations that serve three focus areas of need: healthcare, food, and childcare.
They live-streamed playing their favorite video game for a few hours.
Western New York helped Andrew and Erica reach their goal of $500.
They raised $540 in just two and a half hours for the new WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
This will help organizations serving the most critical areas of need.