Directors Quarterly Blog April 2021
A year later
Families lost loved ones, virtual learning for students, and our kitchen tables became our workspace.
A year later, after the World Health Organization officially declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic, the world is still struggling to recover and operate in what we have come to accept as the “new normal.”
As we move forward with the rollout of vaccines, we still see the struggles of individuals, families, non-profits, and businesses.
When the pandemic hit, the Cadillac Area Community Foundation did not hesitate to support our community’s emergency needs. We put philanthropy in action, using grant dollars to support food banks, shelters, masks, personal protective supplies, etc.
A year later, we continue to fund non-profits, our most recent grants to WexExpress and Veterans Fund of Wexford and Missaukee Counties.
The WexExpress funds are to provide transportation to individuals in Wexford and Missaukee County. The grant is for anyone age 54 and under without transportation or has disabilities to and from COVID clinics for their vaccine. With a matching grant, we have provided 3000 miles.
Due to Veterans’ overwhelming requests, the Fund fell below $2000 in 5 months. An additional grant from the Foundation of $5000 was obtained to provides emergency needs for Veterans in Wexford and Missaukee County.
Foundations across the country have continued their charitable mission, delivering services to non-profits during this crisis.
We are all monitoring the pandemic finding ways to respond to the ever-changing needs, and praying for the thousands of people affected by the virus.
Our lives feel different now, but we are all in this together and gaining the strength we will need for tomorrow….
Happy Spring, Doreen