Community News Coronavirus Submission

The Foundation for Delaware County announces DELCO COVID-19 Response Fund

Sheehan went on to say…

…the foundation’s board recognizes that as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify locally, it will have vastly disproportionate health, economic, and social impacts on vulnerable citizens, particularly disadvantaged communities — including older adults, people with compromised immune systems, low-wage workers, and the homeless.

“We’re grateful that our board chose to step forward so quickly and urge others to come forward as generously as possible during this time of unprecedented crisis.”

The foundation is gathering information about how to most effectively provide immediate support, with the understanding that the impacts will be long-lasting and recovery for many will be a difficult process. An advisory committee comprised of Delaware County business, foundation, government and nonprofit leaders will be formed to oversee the funds distributions. Mike Magnavita, President of the Franklin Mint Credit Union, will chair the committee, which will include Brian Zidek, Delaware County Council Chairman.

The Fund will identify local nonprofit organizations that have proven track records and are trusted by the communities that are most disproportionately affected by this crisis.

Local organizations have the agility, trust, and knowledge to develop extremely effective approaches to engage with communities.

The Response Fund’s community-based strategy will complement government actions and other response efforts and will provide both immediate relief and longer-term recovery initiatives for maximum impact.

For more information, please go to https://delcofoundation
To donate to the fund:

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