Telluride Foundation: Coronavirus Community Response Plan! Ways To Help!
The existence and the work of the staff of the Telluride Foundation has never been more important.
“Like most communities across the world, our healthcare system is under stress, our vulnerable populations are worried, and our businesses face uncertainty,” explained Katie Singer.
Scroll down to learn more, including ways you can help.
The Telluride Foundation has organized around actions to address immediate health and human needs and start planning for the future.
‘I could not be prouder of the Foundation, its staff, the heroes within our community, and the amazing generosity of our supporters,” added Singer.
YOU CAN HELP!
DONATE TO THE COVID-19 REGIONAL RESPONSE FUND
The Telluride Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund is a robust and collaborative response to our community needs. The Fund is rapidly deploying money to community-based organizations at the front lines of the outbreak and vulnerable individuals and families directly impacted in the Telluride region, including San Miguel, Ouray, west Montrose counties and Rico.
The Fund has prioritized the most immediate public health needs and economic impacts of the coronavirus, focusing on vulnerable populations and the service providers that support them. The Foundation will allocate some of its reserves and planned 20th Anniversary Celebration budget towards meeting these unprecedented community needs.
And the community has responded! As of March 27, the Foundation has received over $110,000 in contributions!
The Foundation has deployed over $60,000 already to the expanded Good Neighbor Fund, an emergency grant to a regional medical clinic to meet their payroll, and for additional internet access points for school aged children to participate in on-going distance learning. The organization expects to see a sharp increase in emergency grants this week from regional food banks.
For the Foundation’s community wide response resources, visit the Response Resources page by clicking here.
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