Local fund being set up to help those impacted by COVID-19, and you can donate

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) Several local organizations are banding together to create the COVID-19 Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region. It will primarily focus on Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties.

Officials say the fund will seek to:

  • Advance tactics that provide gap support (not duplicated by Federal programs) to those who are asset-limited, income-constrained and may be temporarily unemployed (ALICE)
  • Sustain critical operations and levels of service that meet the basic needs (i.e. food, shelter and childcare) of the vulnerable and at-risk
  • Support temporary staffing or volunteer mobilization efforts in response to loss of the volunteer base critical to essential social services 
  • Encourage and champion a movement of neighbors caring for neighbors

The fund will launch Friday with over $1M committed by individual donors.

If you would like to donate to the fund, you can do so by clicking here.

You can learn more about resources available locally here.

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(This story was originally published on March 27, 2020)

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