The Beckley Area Foundation received a $10,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to support the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (CERF) established to provide resources to aid those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative*, a $50 million philanthropic pledge to help rebuild communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Beckley Area Foundation is incredibly thankful for the grant from Truist. Their support has helped us meet the needs of many nonprofits located in southern West Virginia that are dealing with increased needs during this pandemic,” said Executive Director Dena Cushman. “Because of their dedicated efforts, we have been able to fast track funds to the communities we serve.”
“We are proud to support the Beckley Area Foundation,” said Bobby Blakley, West Virginia Regional President at Truist. “Helping to ensure nonprofits can continue to meet the basic needs of West Virginia’s most vulnerable during this difficult time aligns perfectly with our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities.”
CERF will support community-based nonprofits that, in turn, directly support individuals and families that are most affected by COVID-19 and its impacts in Raleigh County. If a non-profit organization you know could use additional resources to handle the increase of needs from COVID-19, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priorities will include food, childcare, transportation, healthcare or prescription assistance. If you are looking for resources now, please contact 211 for information about direct assistance organizations.