Wake County receives $100,000 donation to help with COVID-19 response efforts

Wake County News

WAKE COUNTY, NC (WNCN)– Wake County has received a $100,000 donation from an anonymous donor to support the county’s COVID-19 response efforts.

“This is an incredibly generous gesture,” said Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford. “The donor, a long-time resident of Wake County, did not specifically earmark how funds should be used, but was clear that we should make the most of every penny. That is certainly a promise I am happy to make—and to keep.”

The $100,000 donation will be used to offset the costs associated with running the county’s Emergency Operations Center.

Wake County officials say as of April 3, those costs are estimated at $3.8 million.

The EOC is staffed by more than 130 county employees from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. These employees represent departments from across the county including public health, emergency management, EMS, fire services, finance, law enforcement, communications and more.

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