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Relief fund established for those affected by water crisis

Posted: 11:15 AM, Aug 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 15:15:49Z

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Southwest Florida foundation is helping collect funds for non-profits in an effort to help people whose incomes are being affected by the ongoing water crisis in Southwest Florida.

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation announced Monday that they have joined forces with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee to create a giving fund to move money to nonprofits who can help individuals with incomes affected by the water crisis.

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation launched the fund with a $20,000 contribution and is encouraging others in the community to join them in this outreach to those in need.

Contributions are tax deductible. The United Way will be distributing funds contributed to their partner agencies serving Lee County. 100% of the funds donated through the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will be used to help people in Lee County.

Donors can give at www.FloridaCommunity.com .

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