Buffalo-based M&T Bank donated $50,000 to help the nonprofit United Way of Long Island launch its new initiative providing relief to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The effort, United Together: A Response Fund For COVID-19, provides direct emergency financial assistance to thousands of Long Islanders experiencing financial hardship to help them meet critical needs of food and household essentials.
“Due to the action from companies like M&T Bank, we have already helped over 4,000 Long Islanders who have been unemployed or furloughed due to the effects of COVID-19,” said Theresa A. Regnante, president and CEO of United Way of Long Island. “This generous contribution is ensuring that we can continue to help families, now and in the future, afford basic necessities while they are not receiving a paycheck.”
Jason Lipiec, market president for M&T Bank on Long Island, was happy to help.
“It’s vital to support community partners during this unprecedented time,” said Lipiec. “We are proud to support the United Together COVID-19 response fund to provide direct relief for the communities where we live and work. We’re humbled by the work United Way is doing to ensure the stability of our neighborhoods and its residents most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
To learn more about United Together: A Response Fund For COVID-19, visit unitedwayli.org/unitedtogetherfund
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