SHENANDOAH COMMUNITY ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS IN ITS FIRST ROUND OF COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND GRANTS
(Woodstock, VA—April 9, 2020). Many generous community members have donated to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund created by Shenandoah Community Foundation. The Fund currently has over $125,000 in gifts and pledges and has designated $49,000 in its first round of funding to local non-profit organizations to meet the demands of those who are being severely impacted by the pandemic.
The largest funding has been designated for Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter and Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Other organizations receiving substantial assistance include Family Promise of Shenandoah County, KidzRec, Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, Shen-Paco Industries, and St. John Bosco Outreach Program. In addition, Community Care and Learning Center that is providing child care for essential workers and ShenCoCares that is helping to distribute food and other necessities to older residents in the County received funding.
“We are grateful beyond words to the individuals who are putting their lives on the line to provide necessary services for our community,” said President Michael Funk. “Thank you to the donors who have made such generous contributions to help others. This support allows us to respond quickly to the community’s developing needs.”
Local charitable organizations can apply for grants by completing an application available on the Foundation’s website. The distribution of resources will be guided by the Foundation’s Executive Committee with input from local government agencies, the non-profit sector, Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce and others to address the most immediate and urgent needs within the County.
Donations to this fund can be made by check to Shenandoah Community Foundation at PO Box 31, Woodstock, VA 22664 or by credit card through its website at shenandoahcommunityfoundation.org.
The Foundation encourages individuals and families in need of immediate assistance to contact the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services (540-459-6226).
CLICK HERE to see an updated list of grants made from this fund.