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Siouxland Recovery Fund working to help organizations aiding those impacted by COVID-19

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -- People helping people. It's what we continue to see during these difficult times.

But, those businesses and organizations can use some help too. That's where the Siouxland Recovery Fund is coming in.

The fund helps provide financial resources to support Siouxland organizations and non-profit agencies that are providing direct assistance or aid to individuals impacted by the virus.

That can include things like mental health agencies or food banks.

"Many of them, especially in the last week or so have seen such an increased demand, especially food bank, food pantries, things like that," United Way of Siouxland President Heather Hennings said. "Even mental health counseling services that had to transition to tele-health. Those organizations have seen a demand and are meeting that demand."

Hennings said a fund, like the Siouxland Recovery fund, is a huge blessing for many of those organizations. That's because many are seeing increased costs during this time.

But, they need your help as well. They're looking for donations to be added to the fund.

"Our community relies on each other and nothing is coming in federally," Hennings said. "Nothing is coming in from the state right no. So locally, it's all we have for this point and time."

Organizations must be in Union, Woodbury, Plymouth or Dakota Counties. Those organizations can visit the United Way of Siouxland or the Siouxland Recovery Fund's website to apply.

The Siouxland Community Foundation has agreed to match up to $5,000 and will match the first $200 of all donations made to the Siouxland Recovery Fund.

If you would like to make a difference and donate to the fund, you can do so here.

Donations can also be made to the Siouxland Recovery Fund at any Security National or Wells Fargo Bank.

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Michaela Feldmann

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