The Disaster Recovery Fund, created in recent months as part of the Greater Des Moines area’s Disaster Response Plan, has invested $120,000 to help families facing uncertainty as their children return to school this fall. According to a news release, the money has been invested into eight local nonprofits to support return-to-learn programming for students from underserved communities. The programming will help parents maintain economic stability, and help students have safe and supportive environments to learn and grow in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. The organizations receiving support are Al Éxito, Capitol Park Early Learning Center, Children and Family Urban Movement, Genesis Youth Foundation, Highland Park Community Development Association, Hispanic Educational Resources Inc., Oakridge Neighborhood Services, and Willkie House. According to the news release, the Disaster Recover Fund is supporting increases in service for local nonprofits helping those most affected by the pandemic. To date, the Disaster Recovery Fund has raised more than $1 million.