In March, the Beckley Area Foundation established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which was created to support local non-profit organizations working to provide aid to those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
After our latest fifth round of grant award decisions, we have now granted $49,375 to sixteen different non-profit organizations. Below is a list of non-profits in our community who we have supported during this time.
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.
McDowell County Commission on Aging | The purchase of food boxes for seniors and disabled individuals.
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.
Five Loaves and Two Fishes Food Bank, Inc. | The purchase of food for their summer feeding program.
The Itmann Food Bank | The purchase of food for their food pantry.
Quota Club of Beckley | Matching funds to support their Empty Bowls program that supports nine local food pantries.
Women's Resource Center | Purchase of food, cleaning supplies and personal care items.
City of Gary, Police Dept. | The purchase of Automatic Electronic Defibrillators for first responder units in McDowell County.
Catholic Charities of WV, Webster Springs | Purchase of food and personal care items.
Food for Body and Soul | The purchase of food for senior citizens and low-income families.
Your Donation Will Support Our Community Today
The Beckley Area Foundation is very thankful for the contributions we have received thus far. We are reviewing applications each week and will continue to distribute grants in response to our community needs.
If you are interested in donating, you may donate online by clicking the button below, or make a check payable to Beckley Area Foundation with "CERF" in the memo line.
Please mail your check to Beckley Area Foundation, 129 Main Street, Suite 301, Beckley, WV 25801.