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Community Response & Recovery Fund

By March 23, 2020 No Comments

CLICK HERE to donate securely to the Community Response & Recovery Fund.


We have  established the Community Response & Recovery Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As new challenges unfold daily, it is our goal to remain our community’s resource of resources.
This fund will help sustain and expand our WV 2-1-1 efforts, support our partner agencies and apply community response to the COVID –19 crisis affecting those in Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Summers, Mercer, McDowell and Wyoming counties in West Virginia as well as the town of Bluefield, VA.

Megan Legursky, Executive Director, explained, “We have been working to adapt to the daily changes in our southern West Virginia community. This is an unprecedented time for everyone. It is our goal to be a vessel for communication, connections, and resources. We want to try and uncover gaps in service and identify needs in our area. Establishing the Community Response & Recovery Fund is a way to allow those with the capacity to give, to give in confidence. This pandemic will create severe challenges for those who we serve and partner with regularly. On top of those organizations and individuals, we want to try and prepare to serve many who have never experienced such hard times.”

Donations and volunteerism are critical during this time. Keep in mind that WV 2-1-1 is ready to help people facing difficulties. Our referral specialists can help connect individuals with the resources they need. Those seeking help should dial 2-1-1 or visit WV211.org.

CLICK HERE to donate securely to the Community Response & Recovery Fund.

 

If your family has been impacted by COVID-19, you may want to know how this fund will help you.

While the Fund is not able to provide grants to individuals, we will be funding local, community-based organizations that have experience and history of providing people and families with services and support. These are organizations that are already working to help you. Please call 211 for information on local services.

If your organization is interested in resources from this fund, you may want to know how you can be considered.

We will proactively identify potential grant recipients, solicit guidance on potential recipients from community advisors, our Board of Directors, and local government, and recommend final awards. In order to move resources quickly and not further burden organizations on the front lines of the pandemic, we are not hosting a formal application process at this time.

 

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