Packers announce COVID-19 community relief funds of $1.5 million

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The Packers announced Monday they will establish COVID-19 community relief funds totaling $1.5 million through Packers Give Back. It will provide financial support in Brown County and the Milwaukee area.

The team is establishing a $1 million Brown County-directed fund — the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund — through the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. Packers Give Back also is directing $500,000 to support initiatives in the Milwaukee area.

“We are facing an unprecedented challenge in our communities,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement. “We know our nonprofit support agencies will be performing their usual excellent work, but they’ll need additional resources as various needs and gaps in coverage develop in the coming weeks and months. The Packers are committed to supporting them now and into the future as we all work together to weather this difficult time.

“We appreciate the work of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation for providing its guidance and resources to ensure the Packers’ and other funds are getting to the people and organizations in need.”

The Packers will consult with the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation as well as community partners in Milwaukee to review and evaluate the needs in each area to determine where the funds are most needed.

This support is in addition to last week’s $30,000 donation from Packers Give Back to benefit the Brown County United Way’s Emergency Response Fund for those impacted by COVID-19.

21 responses to “Packers announce COVID-19 community relief funds of $1.5 million

  1. The Green Bay Packers are always very active in supporting the community from locally sourcing stadium projects, concessions percentages to local clubs and organizations, as well as many other community projects.
    This is just another shining example of them stepping to the forefront of their community and donating resources throughout Wisconsin.
    Very proud.

  2. Wait. What? 3 of us applaud the Packers for being great citizens(and I’m a Viking fan) and other people don’t like our posts, wow & interesting. I definitly won’t take it seriously but that’s some kind of special.

  3. The Packers will be providing more relief funding as needs arise. The clowns in Washington can’t break free of their corporate interests and help people so the Packers are leading by example.

    What we don’t need right now are players handing out 82 meals to match their uniform # and providing a photo op for them.

  4. I expect the Vikings (and all other teams in the NFL) to do similar things. And all of it will be praiseworthy. But the down votes on these comments suggest that, no matter the season, trolls gotta troll.

  5. Good on them! Thank you to all persons, organizations, and communities that are helping in these unprecedented times.

  6. freefromwhatyouare says:
    March 24, 2020 at 6:44 am
    The Packers will be providing more relief funding as needs arise. The clowns in Washington can’t break free of their corporate interests and help people so the Packers are leading by example.

    What we don’t need right now are players handing out 82 meals to match their uniform # and providing a photo op for them.
    ////////
    What we don’t need right now is posts like yours that criticize others giving in this time of need.

    Give it a rest, at least until the crisis is over. Please.

  7. What we don’t need right now are players handing out 82 meals to match their uniform # and providing a photo op for them.


    ummm that would be 82,000 meals not 82. 82 meals wouldn’t last you a month. see the difference?

  8. You can always tell a person with an acute inferiority complex by how often and regularly they try to drag people down to their level with insults, putdowns, and innuendo…….all under the guise of “having fun.”

  9. Whats with the irrational hate about Rudolph? The guy does more charity work than the vast majority of players in any sport – hence his perennial nomination for man of the year. Grow up – pretty sad to insult someone doing something positive in their community.

  10. stellarperformance says:
    March 24, 2020 at 12:35 pm
    You can always tell a person with an acute inferiority complex by how often and regularly they try to drag people down to their level with insults, putdowns, and innuendo…….all under the guise of “having fun.”
    ———-
    Take a look in the mirror – that’s what you have done in the past weeks about Clay Matthews, Cousins, Diggs, etc.

  11. Excellent community leadership by the organization. Giving back is great. I am seeing good people doing great things all over the country and the world during this crisis. Hats off to everyone who is working to help, with a special salute to healthcare workers. Healthcare workers are on the front lines of this thing. Putting themselves in harm’s way every day. I appreciate it!

  12. RMoss84HOF says:
    March 24, 2020 at 2:34 pm
    Take a look in the mirror – that’s what you have done in the past weeks about Clay Matthews, Cousins, Diggs, etc.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Nope. I’ve got you and your fellow usual suspects pegged. Own it.

  13. Good for the Packers organization. Meanwhile the 76ers organization was busy cutting their employees’ pay.

  14. RMoss84HOF says:
    March 24, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Whats with the irrational hate about Rudolph? The guy does more charity work than the vast majority of players in any sport
    ___________

    Interesting take.
    I could ask you, as well as the rest of the Barney Peanut Gallery, the same thing when it comes to Aaron Rodgers.
    Rodgers gives tirelessly of his time and money to a deep variety of charities and organizations.

    From donating to the relief fund for the California wildfires, to distributing hearing aids, personally, to individuals in Africa, Make-A-Wish, and a longstanding contributor to the MAACC Fund.
    A cause that is very close to my heart, and to which I personally witnessed Aaron’s engagement in.
    These are just a few of many, and he’s given more than most I’ve seen.
    And he’s done it under the wire, with very few photo ops, or little fanfare.

    Yet, you will all be content to mock him while making bizarre comments about his lifestyle, leadership, family estrangement, as well as celebrating his injuries.
    Could you all be any more petty and childish?

  15. Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy also donated $240,000 out of his own pocket towards COVID-19 relief efforts in Door County and Brown County.

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