Governor Doug Ducey today announced the contribution of $250,000 by Arizona Public Service (APS) to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund, supporting organizations working to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the state.
“Community organizations across the state are working tirelessly to support Arizonans in need during the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Governor Ducey. “These dollars will help secure medical supplies for our doctors and nurses and provide assistance to Arizonans facing the loss of their jobs or income. My thanks to APS for their generous contribution and all our private-sector and nonprofit partners for working together to support Arizonans.”
The AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund, established by Governor Ducey as part of the Arizona Together initiative last week, will provide financial support to organizations working to support Arizonans during the COVID-19 outbreak. Initially, the fund will focus on fulfilling immediate needs, such as:
Funding of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline medical personnel;
Supporting non-profit organizations that help vulnerable Arizonans through food banks, homeless shelters, domestic violence facilities, and other services;
And expanding technology access for low-income students to help them transition to online learning.
“The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted communities throughout the state, and APS is committed to supporting organizations doing the important work to support Arizonans during this difficult time,” said APS Chairman and CEO Jeff Guldner. “The Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund will be essential in helping to mitigate the impact of this pandemic on Arizonans.”
Individuals and organizations interested in supporting the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund can learn more about how to contribute at ArizonaTogether.org. Organizations in need of financial support for programs that are supporting Arizonans during the COVID-19 outbreak can submit the initial request at ArizonaTogether.org.