BEREA, Ohio (WJW)– Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam pledged more than $ 1.5 million to coronavirus relief efforts in the state of Ohio, the team announced on Monday.
The Haslam 3 Foundation earmarked $ 1 million to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and $ 500,000 to the Columbus Foundation’s 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,” Dee and Jimmy Haslam said, in a news release.
“We are grateful for the individuals who are putting others before themselves and for the sacrifices they are making.”
The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund awards grants to nonprofit organization in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties to complement the work of public health officials.