Funding critical nonprofit services during COVID-19
As some people face unemployment due to the coronavirus, the demand for nonprofit programs is increasing. In an effort to keep up with that need, two organizations announced response funds on Tuesday to make sure critical services continue.“In times like this, there are so many needs that present themselves simultaneously,” says Erica Joseph, the President of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES).
With businesses closing due to the coronavirus, more people are turning to nonprofits for help. “Folks are already worried about not only where their next meals are coming from but how they are going to keep the lights on,” says Pam Gregory, the President and CEO of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES). But organizations like the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore say nonprofits are also taking a hit. “One of the things we are hearing is that resources are very limited because events have been canceled. Donations are down as everyone is sort of looking through what the coming weeks will bring,” says Joseph.
Source: WMDT ABC 47