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Connecticut Charities Unite To Fight Coronavirus

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A screenshot taken from the CT-4 website. The newly established charity will raise money for nonprofit organizations responding to COVID-19 in Connecticut.

A group of Connecticut nonprofits has created a new charitable organization to raise money in response to COVID-19. The funds will be given to agencies that provide food, housing, childcare and other services.  

The Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection, or 4-CT, is an independent 501(c)3 organization launched by United Way of Connecticut and several of the state’s community foundations. Governor Ned Lamont says 4-CT fills a need in the state’s fight against the coronavirus.

“What 4-CT does is that it provides an overarching structure to make sure that our foundations and our not-for-profits in particular all row in the same direction, making sure that we can target our resources in the most effective way possible.”

The charity has already raised $10 million from about 20 donors and expects to raise much more in the coming weeks.

The relief fund is administered by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.
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