Brownwood News – The Brown County United Way today announced it received a $2,600 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to help its partner agencies with added expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19.
Karen Lynch, executive director of the Brown County United Way, announced the grant and stated that they are matching the funds received with local funds to provide more economic assistance to four of their partner agencies. “Brown County Home Solutions, Salvation Army, Community Connections of Central Texas and Early Childhood Intervention are the recipients of funds to help provide more support to our community during this time of crisis,” said Lynch.
“We are glad to support the Brown County United Way and its partner agencies during this difficult time,” said Bill Toomey, Houston & Central Texas regional president for Truist. “Our purpose at Truist is to inspire and build better lives and communities. One way we’re doing that is by partnering with organizations like the Brown County United Way to help meet basic needs during this crisis.”
About Brown County United Way
The Brown County United Way is a local fund raising organization that raises funds and distributes them to its partner agencies to help in our focus areas of Health, Education, & Income. These agencies are granted funds after an application and review by our allocation committee. Approximately 99% of the funds stay local and help our local community.
Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspire and build better lives and communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist serves approximately 12 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. with total assets of $506 billion as of March 31, 2020. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at Truist.com.