- On April 8, 2020
Wake County has received a $100,000 gift 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 is the first private gift received by the county during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be used to offset the costs associated with running the county’s Emergency Operations Center. As of April 3, those costs are estimated at $3.8 million.
Now in its 36th day of operations, 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. Together, they are working to slow the spread of COVID-19, keep our communities safe, work collaboratively with public/private partners and respond to those affected by the virus.
Wake County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19.
You can visit our COVID-19 webpage, which has a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents in English and in Spanish, a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes, as well as an email address and phone number that people can use to ask personal health-related questions about COVID-19.
The county is also sharing important information on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.