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Dee and Jimmy Haslam donating $1.5 million to COVID-19 relief funds in Ohio

Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam made a large donation to their adopted home state.

They pledged $1.5 million to the COVID-19 relief funds throughout Ohio, the Browns announced Monday.

Through the Haslam 3 Foundation, they earmarked $1 million to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and $500,000 to the Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund.

The Haslams, who are from Tennessee, also own the Columbus Crew soccer team.


“We are humbled by the tremendous work of people around the world in their efforts to help those impacted by COVID-19 and we wanted to try to positively impact those affected in our own communities of Cleveland and Columbus,” Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in the news release. “We are grateful for the individuals who are putting others before themselves and for the sacrifices they are making.”

Baker and Emily Mayfield donate $50,000 to Greater Cleveland Food Bank

The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is set up to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to more efficiently address all aspects of the outbreak. The fund will give grants to nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.

The Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund assists nonprofit organizations that are experiencing financial challenges from responding to the crisis.


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