Licking County Covid-19 Relief Fund grants continue; food pantry, health, services to seniors receive support.
Posted on 04/22/2020
Funds from a community relief effort continued to flow as another group of organizations were selected to receive help from the Licking County COVID-19 Relief Fund, a joint effort of the Licking County Foundation, United Way of Licking County, and several community partners.
The grants totaling $35,000 support costs of providing immediate, basic human needs to Licking County residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic:
Catholic Social Services: $3,000 to provide emergency food/water, personal hygiene supplies, cleaning supplies, or other supportive services to Licking County residents who are 60 years and older, particularly those who are homebound and/or without family support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food Pantry Network of Licking County: $30,000 to help feed the increasing number of Licking County residents seeking food assistance now and in the coming months.
Licking County Health Department: $2,000 to support improvements for sharing information virtually with constituents about current public health guidance and countywide emergency response; and to improve safety of interactions with the public for the limited services that must conducted in-person during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We realize these early grants mark just the beginning of our response,” said Licking County Foundation Director Connie Hawk. “We will continue to make grants while we fundraise so that organizations have support both now and down the road to meet the needs that Licking County residents face as a result of economic and health impact from COVID-19.”
United Way of Licking County Executive Director Deb Dingus added, “We have been extremely encouraged by the community’s response to our fundraising efforts and inspired by the collaboration among organizations as we start to create solutions to challenges that come up as a result of this pandemic.”
Licking County residents who need immediate assistance are asked to call 2-1-1 for referral to help in their area.
Donations to the Licking County COVID-19 Relief Fund can be made by clicking on the donate button in the upper left had corner of the Foundation's website.