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The funding will go towards eight nonprofits meeting Hillsboro residents' needs during the pandemic.

COURTESY PHOTO - The city of Hillsboro's recent $75,000 contribution adds to an earlier $100,000 donation from the Intel Foundation.

An organization in Hillsboro is giving back during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hillsboro Community Foundation's COVID-19 relief fund has distributed a total of $175,000 to local nonprofit service providers.

The Hillsboro city government's recent $75,000 contribution adds to an earlier $100,000 donation from the Intel Foundation. Combined, that money is going toward eight organizations: Meals on Wheels People, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Western Farm Workers, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Bienestar, Community Action and Family Justice Center of Washington County.

"The city of Hillsboro enthusiastically supports the COVID-19 Relief Fund because the Hillsboro Community Foundation is best suited to rapidly get funding help to local service providers," said Hillsboro's city manager Robby Hammond. "Our local nonprofits are caring for our most vulnerable residents, and they need additional help — right now."

The Hillsboro Community Foundation says every dollar donated to the COVID-19 relief fund is passed along to organizations serving Hillsboro residents. Additional grants will be announced soon, and the Hillsboro Community Foundation is continuing to raise money in order to distribute more funding.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Meals on Wheels People is one of many Hillsboro Community Foundation partners that will receive funding from COVID-19 relief grants.

"This is a time for us to come together to help those in great need in Hillsboro," said Deanna Palm, who is president of the Hillsboro Community Foundation as well as the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. "We are grateful to the Intel Foundation and the city of Hillsboro for their leadership and support and to all who have made contributions. It is our shared hope that this generosity will motivate others to contribute. You can make a difference."

To learn more, visit hillsborocommunityfoundation.org for more information about the foundation's work or to donate to the COVID-19 relief fund.


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