Local group raises $27 million in 72 hours for businesses, people impacted by coronavirus

VIDEO: Local group raises $27 million for businesses, people impacted by coronavirus

SEATTLE — A newly-formed local group called All In Seattle raised $27 million in just 72 hours for local businesses and residents affected by coronavirus.

The group was formed by concerned Seattle residents and community members looking to raise money for a variety of local nonprofits with minimal overhead who are already providing assistance in the greater Seattle area.

“We are truly inspired by how quickly the community responded to support organizations that are working around the clock to provide needed assistance,” members Soozi and T.J. McGill said in a news release.

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All In Seattle says it is not collecting donations and dispersing funds, but instead is simply allowing people do donate directly to each organization.

Their site provides links to a variety of nonprofits which are organized by the following groups: food security, communities and workers, small businesses, and housing and rental assistance.

Food security organizations include FareStart, United Way of King County, Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline.

Small businesses organizations include the City of Seattle Small Business Fund and the Keep Workers Healthy & Safe Fund.

Housing and Rental Assistance organizations include United Way of King County, the Chamber Community Foundation, The Pierce County Connected Fund and Capitol Hill Housing.

The group is now calling on others in the region, and community and business leaders around the country to donate to the organizations.

“#Allinseattle is not a moment in time. It’s a plea for others to give whatever they can -- be it a $5 donation or $500 donation-- to show love and support for the people and communities in which we live. There’s no better time than now,” said Rajeev Singh, CEO of healthcare company Accolade.

Click here for more information about All In Seattle and to find out how you can help.