The Community Foundations of Southeastern Alberta (responded)has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by creating a response fund.
The COVID-19 Response Fund for Southeast Alberta will allow for the distribution of funds to local charities providing crucial services to the communities with vulnerable populations.
The Rural Community Fund of Forty Mile will be involved in the process.
“We are working closely with the municipal leaders, funders and community partners within the County of Forty Mile to ensure that the greatest needs of our region are being addressed,” said Clint Thacker, chair of the advisory committee for the Rural Community Fund of Forty Mile.
“And it is important to note that all donations received from those in our region will stay in our region.”
Donations to the newly established fund will provide much needed resources and supports to communities across Southeast Alberta for the medium to long-term impact of the pandemic.
CFSEA also announced there will be repurposing of the Spring 2020 grant funding to help address to address the most urgent and immediate needs for charities providing direct service in response to the pandemic.
“Community Foundations have the capacity to be responsive and nimble to emergent needs of the community. We know from our previous funds that supported flood relief efforts, the generosity of residents and their desire to help others is inspiring, “said Chris Christie, CFSEA executive director.