SVCF awards disaster relief mini-grants
BELOIT — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the launch of Mitchell County Strong, the Solomon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) sought to establish a Disaster Relief Fund as a way to receive tax-deductible donations while supporting the Solomon Valley region and its citizens during a designated crisis or disaster.
Up until this point, donations have been used to provide grocery assistance to local families who had seen a reduction in wages due to lock down orders. However, because of the generosity of their partners, and with the assistance of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, the SVCF was recently able to offer Disaster Relief Mini-Grants to local area non-profits who had been directly affected by the pandemic. SVCF is excited to announce the recipients of the Disaster Relief Mini-Grants include:
• Tipton Community School (double check to see how they would like to be recognized)
• Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems
• Beloit Youth Football
• Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation
• NCK Wellness Center
• Heart Choices
• North Central Kansas Community Network
• Pawnee Mental Health Services
• USD 273
• Beloit United Methodist Church
To date, the Mitchell County Strong program has generated over $150,000 through gift card sales, the MCS Online Auction and partnership dollars through the Disaster Relief Fund. The program continues to accept and fulfill grocery assistance applications, and is actively seeking to continue the growth of the Disaster Relief Fund to continue support now and into the future.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a partner, or are in need of grocery assistance please visit mitchellcountystrong.com or contact Colleen Eberle, SVCF Director at 785-545-8873