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Community Relief Fund Grantees

May 8, 2020

United Way COVID-19 Community Relief Awards $100,000 to 13 Organizations 

The United Way COVID-19 Community Relief Fund is making another round of grants in the southwest Georgia community this week, United Way of Southwest Georgia President and CEO, Shaunae Motley announced today. The Fund provides resources to organizations that are serving our most vulnerable populations: members of communities disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak. 

This brings the total distributed by the Fund to $172,000.
 
The funds being awarded this week include support for organizations addressing our community’s most basic health and safety needs, including: food access, rent/mortgage/utility assistance, emergency housing, childcare for essential workers, and medical PPE for small businesses.
 
This week's grantees ➡ Albany Area YMCA, Cutliff Grove Family Resource Center, Feeding the Valley Food Bank, First United Methodist Church, Flint River Fresh, Greater Mitchell County Community Development, Hope City United, Mitchell County Children & Youth, New Visions Community Development Corporation, Open Arms, Safe Haven Outreach, SOWEGA Rising, St. Teresa's Catholic Church!

Is your non-profit interested in applying?  Let us know more about the work you are doing and your needs by completing the form. Grants are awarded bi-weekly.   https://www.unitedwayswga.org/covid-19-community-relief-fund-application

 

April 17, 2020

$72,000 Awarded from First Round of COVID-19 Community Relief Fund 

The first official mini-grants from United Way of Southwest Georgia's COVID-19 Community Relief Fund were awarded Wednesday, April 22nd. The relief fund provides flexible resources to organizations that are serving our most vulnerable populations: members of communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak.

This initial round of grants focuses on meeting the most basic health and safety needs, primarily food insecurity and economic relief, at ten organizations, listed below.

For assistance, individuals should call 2-1-1 (888-6126) or text their zip code to 898-211 to get connected.

Access to Food

 

Rent/Mortgage/Utility Assistance

 

Childcare/

Medical PPE

  A Better Way Grocers:

  Mobile food boxes for seniors                           

  Feeding the Valley, Inc.:

  Food for people/families who are food insecure                  

  Inspiritus:

  Meals for first responders

                                 Lee County Family Connection:

  Food for people/families who are food insecure             

  Sherwood Baptist Church:

  Food for seniors

  St. Teresa’s Catholic Church:                      

  Food for people/families who are food insecure

 

  Cutliff Grove Family Resource Center:    

  Financial assistance to individuals (rent, mortgage, utilities)

  New Visions Community Development:

  Financial assistance to individuals (rent, mortgage, utilities)

  Hope City United

  (Church in the Groves):

  Financial assistance to individuals (rent, utilitie)

  Phoebe Foundation:        

  Childcare for medical responders and Medical PPE

 

 

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