The COVID-19 Community Response Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations, communities, and individuals who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak.
We anticipate a high level of basic needs in our local communities of Andersonville, Edgewater, and Uptown in response to the spread of COVID-19. We are creating a Community Response Fund which will support residents in need in various ways. A majority of funds raised will go to Care for Real, our local food pantry, to help them purchase needed food and supplies. Other funds will be used to supplement other needs that arise for our neighbors during this crisis, with a priority on older adults. There will be a very active effort to make all purchases from brick and mortar businesses located within our community. The intake of requests is being facilitated by a group of community members with expertise in nursing, housing and social services.Your donation will go to the Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance (ASCA), a 501c3 non-profit organization. ASCA will simply act as the fiscal agent, redirecting funds as they come in to community partners (48th Ward Alderman Osterman, Care for Real, and more) working to connect those in need of supplies. All disbursements made will be listed online for public viewing. Tax receipts will be available by request within a two-week period. Any funding outlasting the need established by this initiative will be directly donated to Care for Real. If you'd like to donate directly to Care for Real, visit careforreal.org.
Community Response Team Fund Partners:
Steven Pryor, ASCA president
Don Cortelyou, ASCA treasurer
Harry Osterman, 48th Ward Alderman
Sara Dinges, ASCA/ACC executive director
Ginger Williams, Edgewater Village
Monica Dillon, Loyola University Community Nursing
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