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Packers to donate $1.5 million to COVID-19 relief efforts

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Posted at 6:36 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 19:36:03-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- The Green Bay Packers announced Monday they will establish COVID-19 Community Relief Funds, totaling $1.5 million.

Through the team's organization, Packers Give Back, the funds will assist efforts in Brown County and the Milwaukee area.

According to a Packers news release, the $1 million Brown County-directed fund, the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, is being established through the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. Packers Give Back also is directing $500,000 to support initiatives in the Milwaukee area.

The funds are directed to specific COVID-19 relief efforts in the respective communities, both immediately and in the future as needs arise due to the anticipated effects of the pandemic, the Packers say.

Brown County-area nonprofits interested in applying for funds are directed to the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation’s website for more information.

This support is in addition to last week’s $30,000 donation from Packers Give Back to benefit the Brown County United Way’s Emergency Response Fund for those impacted by COVID-19, the Packers said in a release.

Additionally, the Packers said Mark and Laurie Murphy have donated $240,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts in Green Bay and Door County.