The United Way of the Mark Twain Area’s COVID-19 Response Fund has gotten a shot in the arm.

The United Way announced Monday they have received a $50,000 investment from the Missouri Foundation for Health for their response fund.

The fund was set up to help local non-profit organizations that are helping individuals during this time.

Thanks to a previous investment by General Mills, the United Way has been able to give out mini-grants to Douglass Community Services, Harvest Outreach Ministries, the Paris Senior Center and the Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center.

Non-profits who would like to apply for money from the United Way’s COVID-19 Response Fund can apply at united way m-t-a dot org.