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