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City of Laurel starts Community Assistance Fund

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The City of Laurel has established a COVID-19 Laurel Community Assistance Fund. The fund will be managed by the City of Laurel Department of Budget and Personnel Services. It was established to allow residents and business owners to donate monies to be distributed within the City of Laurel corporate boundaries for:
 
· Cash assistance to City residents for rent and mortgage relief, utilities and other emergency exceptions
· The purchase of gift cards for use at local stores for food and personal hygiene items to aid in the relief of at-risk residents
· Support of a worker relief fund to provide cash assistance to City of Laurel residents who have lost their jobs
· Nonprofit organizations helping with distribution of food and supplies
· City employee childcare support due to continued school system closures
 
Donations should be made payable to the City of Laurel, with the wording “Laurel Community Assistance Fund” in the memo section of the check, and mailed to:           
 
Laurel Municipal Center
8103 Sandy Spring Road
Laurel, Maryland 20707
Attn: Department of Budget and Personnel Services

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