Senator Portman donates salary to charities helping Ohioans impacted by virus

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Portman said he will be donating his salary through the end of May

Ohio Senator Rob Portman.

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CINCINNATI, Ohio (WKBN) – U.S. Senator Rob Portman announced on Monday that he will be donating his salary through the end of May to five organizations across Ohio that are working to help people affect by COVID-19.

Portman said his salary will be donated to the Cleveland Foundation COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, the Columbus Foundation Emergency Response Fund, the United Way and Greater Cincinnati Foundation local nonprofit fund, the Southeast Ohio Food Bank and the Greater Toledo Community Foundation Covid-19 Response.

You can read Portman’s full statement below:

Many Ohioans are hurting right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, struggling to pay their bills and make ends meet. Many individuals are seeing their paychecks disappear and small business owners throughout the state are making sacrifices as they struggle to keep their doors open. Our non-profits are also under tremendous pressure. I am donating to the following five organizations who are helping in every region of Ohio: the Cleveland Foundation COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, the Columbus Foundation Emergency Response Fund, the United Way and Greater Cincinnati Foundation COVID-19 local nonprofit fund, the Southeast Ohio Food Bank, and the Greater Toledo Community Foundation Covid-19 Response. These organizations are representative of so many great nonprofits and volunteers that are responding to the urgent needs of individuals, families, and small businesses across Ohio during this coronavirus crisis.

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