COVID-19 Response Initiative.

In what rapidly has become the fastest and sharpest economic downturn in American history, the shuttering of businesses nationwide has thrown millions out of work at a time when nearly 80% of the country lives paycheck to paycheck, putting many families' ability to meet basic needs, including food and shelter, in peril.

At a time like this, it is impossible not to wonder how you can help. The economic and human fallout from this pandemic obviously is going to be immense, and the need to step up and help others could not be more urgent. How we respond to this crisis, whether we answer this call to action with everything we have, will define us for years to come.

As such, my [Elizabeth Elting] Foundation has announced the launch of the Halo Fund, a charitable initiative created to support comprehensive pandemic relief efforts, including funding for research, frontline health-care workers, public-health resources, and direct...

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