The COVID-19 Relief Fund, created and administered by United Way of Denton County, now totals over $477,000 to help Denton County residents struggling financially in the wake of the pandemic
PACCAR Inc, the parent company of Denton-based Peterbilt Motors Company, donated $250,000 to United Way of Denton County’s COVID-19 Relief Fund (CRF) established to provide assistance to support households in Denton County struggling financially in the wake of the local COVID-19 pandemic response.
“Peterbilt is grateful to see this kind of donation from PACCAR to the United Way of Denton County. PACCAR and Peterbilt have been big supporters of the United Way of Denton County over the last two decades, and we are proud to be part of an organization that is providing additional help for our Denton community during these difficult times,” said Jason Skoog, PACCAR Vice President and Peterbilt General Manager.
PACCAR/Peterbilt’s $250,000 donation more than doubles the existing CRF total bringing the COVID-19 Relief Fund balance to over $477,000 to assist households across Denton County. This contribution demonstrates a corporate culture of social responsibility at PACCAR/Peterbilt empowering communities where employees live. Peterbilt Motors Company has partnered with United Way of Denton County since the 1980s investing millions of dollars, countless volunteer hours, and other collaborative efforts to improve and transform lives in Denton County.
“Once again, PACCAR and Peterbilt have demonstrated unparalleled empathy and philanthropy at our most critical time as a community,” said Gary Henderson, President & CEO of United Way of Denton County. “It’s clear when speaking to both PACCAR and Peterbilt leadership that they understand the COVID-19 economic fallout demands a collaborative response from both public and private sectors.”
The COVID-19 Relief Fund enables individuals to easily access financial assistance if they have experienced income or job loss due to the response and economic impact of COVID-19. United Way of Denton County leveraged its network of nonprofit partners to convene several agencies to accept referrals on behalf of residents including Christian Community Action, Denton County Friends of the Family, Giving Hope, Grace Like Rain, Interfaith Ministries, Next Steps (The Colony), Our Daily Bread, and Salvation Army (Denton & Lewisville).
Required documentation to demonstrate eligibility for assistance is listed at www.unitedwaydenton.org/COVIDRelief, along with contact information for nonprofit partners accepting referrals.
In addition to the COVID-19 Relief Fund, United Way of Denton County continues to compile a fluid list of available resources for the community during this crisis (i.e. unemployment, meals for students, community food pantries, SBA Loan information, childcare, volunteer opportunities, nonprofit needs lists, and more).