MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber announced today it has raised an additional $10,000 for the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Wisconsin Veteran Service Organizations, hitting the mark for an additional $10,000 donation, pledged by an anonymous donor as a matching fund.

The COVID-19 Relief Fund was announced by Lift for the 22 and the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce to raise money for Wisconsin Veteran Service Organizations.

“During this time of uncertainty, we need to insure that veterans and their families are afforded the support they deserve,” said Saul Newton, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce. “We are extremely grateful that this donor has stepped up to provide a matching grant to help us raise money quickly and exceed our goal to raise over $20,000.”

The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber and Lift for the 22 is especially grateful to the donors who helped hit the donor match pledge, including a $5,000 from WaterStone Bank, $1,000 from Kohler Co and $965.00 from Wisconsin Property Inspections.

All proceeds generated from the COVID-19 Relief Fund will be directed to nonprofit social services providing housing, health and wellness, and economic empowerment services to veterans, service members and their families.

Nonprofit charities and service providers have been rapidly adapting to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and acting as quickly as possible to ensure the vulnerable populations they serve are informed, have access to the resources they need, and receive support and assistance to make it through this period with as little interruption as possible.

To donate, individuals can text GIVE or DONATE to (503) 831-9923 or they can donate online here. All donations are tax deductible.

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