Vikings owners donate $1M to United Way, surpass $5M in COVID-19-related donations

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Updated: April 20, 2020 01:27 PM
Created: April 20, 2020 01:16 PM

The Wilf family, who owns the Minnesota Vikings, donated $1 million to United Way Worldwide Monday, pushing their total donations to COVID-19-related causes past $5 million.

The donations have supported health care workers, the elderly, food banks, social service organizations and Jewish philanthropic causes, the team said.

Donations have helped areas across the country, especially communities in Minnesota, New York, New Jersey and Israel.

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"Our thoughts continue to be with everyone who has been impacted by this global crisis," said Vikings owner/president Mark Wilf. "We are especially concerned for individuals who are battling the virus, those who are facing financial insecurity and the heroic health care workers and first responders who are at the forefront of dealing with this pandemic."

"There are extraordinary individuals and organizations who are courageously working together to navigate COVID-19," added Vikings owner/chairman Zygi Wilf. "We are focused on trying to provide as many resources as possible to meet their needs and assist some of the most vulnerable populations during this unprecedented time."

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