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Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam pledge $1.5M to coronavirus relief efforts in Ohio

Dee and Jimmy Haslam
Dee and Jimmy Haslam(Source: Cleveland Browns)
Updated: Mar. 23, 2020 at 1:22 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are pledging $1.5 million towards the ongoing coronavirus relief efforts throughout Ohio.

According to the Cleveland Browns organization, the two are donating $1 million through their Haslam 3 Foundation to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and $500,000 to the Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund.

Greater Cleveland: https://www.clevelandfoundation.org/Response

Columbus: https://columbusfoundation.org/coronavirus-emergency-response-fund

“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. We are grateful for the individuals who are putting others before themselves and for the sacrifices they are making.”

The funds will assist the work of public health officials, as well as address the capacity of different aspects of fighting the pandemic.

As of Monday afternoon, six have died from COVID-19 in Ohio and there are 442 confirmed cases.

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