Reynolds Trust Adds $1.5 Million To Outbreak Relief Efforts

Reynolds Trust Adds $1.5 Million To Outbreak Relief Efforts

11:35am Mar 25, 2020
A videographer records Dr. Alan Jones, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, as he speaks to reporters about a smartphone app developed in conjunction with C-Spire, a telecommunications and technology services company, that will place the user in a "virtual waiting room," Friday, March 20, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. Part of the emergency funds from the Kate B. Reynolds Charity Trust will be used to boost telehealth in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The Winston-Salem-based Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has made $1.5 million in emergency funds available to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

The Trust granted a million dollars to an organization made up of hospitals, health systems, and clinics across North Carolina. The money is earmarked for filling gaps in state and federal support and can be used for medical supplies, protective equipment, and telemedicine solutions. 

The Kate B. Reynolds Trust is also granting $500,000 to Forsyth County’s COVID-19 Response Fund set up by the county, the City of Winston-Salem, the United Way of Forsyth County, The Winston-Salem Foundation, and Community Organizations Active in Disaster. 

The local money will target people hit hard by the outbreak and its economic impact — including people without insurance, healthcare workers, the homeless, service workers, and immigrant populations.

With the additional money from the Trust Forsyth’s relief fund has now reached more than $3 million raised to help deal with the outbreak. The relief fund also accepts individual donations of any size.

For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus in North Carolina, visit our Live Updates blog here.

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