The North Georgia Community Foundation is collecting money to help nonprofits in North Georgia who need help providing assistance to people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Coronavirus Relief Fund will be used to help local organizations that have faced increased demand for their services or lost revenue due to closures and cancellations.
Individuals or corporations who wish to donate to the relief fund can do so on the foundation’s website.
In Georgia, 121 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including two patients at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton and a third in Forsyth County.
No formal application process will be held for the fund, Michelle Prater, foundation president and CEO, said. Instead, Prater is asking nonprofits to keep the foundation information about their needs.
“We do ask that nonprofits keep us informed on the impact this virus is having on their organizations and how they are serving those individuals and families who are being directly impacted at this time,” Prater said.
The foundation’s advisory committee, which includes members of its board f director from across North Georgia, will oversee the distribution of funds raised. Once this pandemic eases, remaining funds will become part of the foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund which is used for similar needs that arise in North Georgia.
You can make a donation by clicking here.