Through the generosity of a Staunton couple, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge has established a COVID-19 Local Response Fund with an initial charitable contribution of $100,000. As the local ramifications of this pandemic continue to unfold daily, everyone’s desire to make a difference is growing. Contributing to this new fund is one of many ways in which anyone can participate.
The new fund will provide resources directly to charitable organizations supporting the residents of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of this pandemic. Guiding the distribution of resources will be a partnership consisting of the Community Foundation, United Way, Augusta Health, CAPSAW, officials from Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County, business leaders, and others.
Input from the nonprofit sector, churches, fire and rescue, and other organizations on the front line of the local response will play a critical role in identifying and understanding specific issues facing local residents. Additionally, the partnership will coordinate its effort closely with local officials responsible for the distribution of State and Federal resources.
The Community Foundation also pledges to contribute the fee for its administration of this fund. As a result, 100% of every contribution will benefit local residents. Please contact the Community Foundation at 540-213-2150 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with making charitable contributions to the COVID-19 Local Response Fund.