WANT TO HELP?
Want to help? The Skagit Community Foundation, the EDASC Foundation, the United Way of Skagit County, Skagit County Public Health and other Skagitonians are rallying together to provide relief to our neighbors who need it most.
COVID-19 is undermining our community’s health, economy and overall wellbeing. Our neighbors are facing loss of income, increased poverty, hunger, and limited access to childcare. These are very daunting challenges.
When Skagit has faced hardship in the past, our community has risen to the occasion. COVID-19 is no different. Skagitonians are rallying together to create the Skagit Valley Disaster Response Fund. Donations are already being made by contributors. The Fund supports resources that will be quickly deployed to address impacts suffered by our most vulnerable citizens. The Skagit Community Foundation will manage this charitable resource in collaboration with the EDASC Foundation, the United Way of Skagit County, Skagit County Public Health and other charitable partners.
“We’re coming together around a common cause and purpose to meet people’s needs,” said Michael Stark, Executive Director of the Skagit Community Foundation.
It’s more important now than ever for the Skagit Valley community to support each other. This sense of caring and generosity makes this place we call home so special. The Skagit Valley Disaster Relief Fund pools community assets together. It will deliver support efficiently and directly to those most impacted by this emergency. Nonprofit organizations with proven success in delivering effective services will be eligible for funding.
How will the Funds be used?
“We will be funding collectively and supporting a network of community organizations.” Stark said.
Funding priorities will support critical human needs such as shelter, food, and other necessary staples. Non-profit organizations seeking funding should contact the Skagit Community Foundation by email. Thanks to generous community support, early commitments total more than $90,000.
How to Contribute to the Effort?
To donate to the Skagit Valley Disaster Response Fund, visit the Skagit Community Foundation website at https://www.skagitcf.org/.
One hundred percent of all fund donations will go directly to meet community needs.