Town fund nears $150K in relief to residents in grip of coronavirus

UPDATED, Sept. 17: The Town of Arlington's Covid-19 Relief Fund, seeking donations to help residents in need during and after the crisis, has raised nearly $150,000 and distributed $43,000.

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The fund provides emergency assistance to Arlington community members experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid-19. The fund was established by the Town of Arlington and the Arlington Health and Human Services Charitable Corporation, has raised nearly $150,000 to date.

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In May it had raised more than $91,000, Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine said. Earlier, more than $60,000 was reported following Giving Tuesday on May 5.

The Town of Arlington and the Arlington Health and Human Services Charitable Corporation thank the many residents and businesses that have donated. These amounts will help many in Arlington who are struggling financially because of the pandemic. Learn more and donate at 

Members of the Arlington community are encouraged to donate whatever they can to the fund. Donations will help Arlington residents in need who:

  • Remain in their homes with rent/mortgage payments and assistance with utilities;
  • Keep their kids connected to school lessons and families in contact through internet connectivity;
  • Pay for health care and medications;
  • Fund child care while essential workers continue to keep the community running; and
  • Support to small businesses and those that work in town.

To make an online donation to the Arlington Covid-19 Relief Fund, click here.

Donations to the fund are fully tax-deductible and provide emergency assistance to Arlington community members. Individuals who donate to the fund should note that there is a new deduction available for those who do not itemize their taxes of up to $300 per individual or $600 per household. Donations to the Arlington Covid-19 Relief Fund will qualify for this deduction.

This news announcement was published Tuesday, April 28, 2020, and updated Sept. 17.