Dyersville Area Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund activated
Dyersville, IA– The most vulnerable people in our community need our help. In the wake of a global pandemic, low-income families and seniors on fixed incomes are experiencing food insecurity and struggles with housing, child care and transportation costs. In the days to come, these needs will only increase.
On behalf of the Dyersville area, the Dyersville Area Community Foundation board is activating the Dyersville Area Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund.
As our community and its most vulnerable populations are facing the effects of COVID-19, the COVID-19 Relief Fund provides an opportunity for the public to give with the reassurance their donations will be used to quickly move resources to where they are most urgently needed in their own community, particularly toward needs not being met by existing non-profit, local, state and federal programs.
The Foundation board is working with a grant committee led by Randy Ludwig and Elliot Salter to make awards that first address economic needs and the health impact on vulnerable populations caused by COVID-19-related closures and other impacts of the outbreak. The fund will direct dollars out to those organizations on the front lines of serving vulnerable families.
The fund activation is an outcome of the Foundation board’s disaster preparedness planning and helps ensure a strategic response for charitable giving during times of emergency. The board has pledged an immediate grant of $2,500 to start the fund. These funds are available thanks to the generosity of donors who have supported the Dyersville Area Community Foundation endowment.
To give online to the fund, visit dbqfoundation.org/dacfcovidrelief.
In addition, checks made out to Dyersville Area Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund may be dropped off at Fidelity Bank, MidWestOne, or Community Savings Bank drive-ups or mailed to DACF, 1100 16th Ave. Ct. SE, Dyersville, IA 52040.
“We may not know what tomorrow will bring, but thanks to support of our community we have the confidence that we stand ready to meet the challenge,” Board Chair Sheila Tegeler said. “Though we may feel isolated during these uncertain times, our community has proven time and time again that we are stronger together, and this collaborative spirit will once again prevail as we support our neighbors in need.”