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Fresno gets 5 million from Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, has given Fresno $5 million. The 5 million was split between 2 non-profit organizations: Poverello House and WestCare, both of which provide services and housing, particularly to the homeless. This $5 million was a part of Bezos’s of his The Day 1 Families Fund, which donated a total of $105.9 million to 42 recipients. The $5M will be distributed over the next 5 years, and Poverello House already plans to use that money to build a Family Hope Shelter, a shelter for at least 10 families that are without a home. This will be very beneficial to Fresno, as our homelessness has increased throughout the years.