BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tuesday is Giving Day and two local groups need help raising money for people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Independent Health and the United Way of Buffalo are taking donations to put toward a variety of causes, like food security, access to child care, and housing.

Organizers say they hope to raise at least $25,000, which Independent Health will then match.

The community can visit www.uwbec.org and make a one-time, secure donation to the Join the Fight Fund.