CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — $250,000 in COVID-19 relief money has been redirected to the Champaign County United Way.

The money is part of a the state’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which has distributed more than $5.5 million in funding to 30 nonprofits in Illinois.

The creation fund was announced on March 26; since then, nearly 2,000 donors have raised more than $28 million.

The fund prioritizes swiftly deploying resources to local community foundations and nonprofits in
support of residents in need of: emergency food and basic supplies; interim housing and shelter;
primary health care services; utility and financial assistance; supports for children and other
vulnerable populations, and nonprofit safety and operations assistance.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Pretty awesome news: the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund has awarded $2⃣5⃣0⃣,0⃣0⃣0⃣ to our local relief fund! Please join us in saying THANK YOU.<br><br>We&#39;re putting this gift to work right away to help Champaign County families! <a href=”;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#LiveUnited</a> <a href=”;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#chambana</a> <a href=”;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#AllInIllinois</a> <a href=”″></a></p>&mdash; United Way Champaign (@UWChampaign) <a href=””>April 8, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”” charset=”utf-8″></script>