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COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Awards Grants for Two Local Organizations

In March, the Beckley Area Foundation established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which was created to support local nonprofit organizations working to provide aid to those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

After our latest fourth round of grant award decisions, we have now granted $39,085 to twelve different non-profit organizations. Below is a list of non-profits in our community who we have supported during this time.

In McDowell County, the McDowell County Commission on Aging was awarded funding for the purchase of food boxes for seniors and disabled individuals. Five Loaves and Two Fishes Food Bank, Inc. was also awarded funding to purchase of food for their summer feeding program.

Other organizations included:
Bread of Life | The purchase of supplies for their food pantry.
Raleigh County Commission on Aging | The purchase of food for their local pick-up or home delivery seniors program.
One Voice WV | The purchase of food to support the Food for Angels program.
Beckley Dream Center | The purchase of food for children, unemployed and the elderly in our community.
Crab Orchard Baptist Church | The purchase of food to assist their Neighbors on Wheels program to help low-income communities.
Helping Hands | The purchase of food and supplies to help Raleigh County residents who cannot afford food.
The Carpenter’s Corner | The purchase of supplies to support their take-out feeding program.
Salvation Army | The purchase of food boxes for unemployed and low-income families.
The Itmann Food Bank | The purchase of food for their food pantry.
Quota Club of Beckley | Matching funds to support their Empty Bowls program.