$30k Given to Agencies Impacted by COVID-19
In Lowndes County, six nonprofit agencies saw an additional $30,000 in their funding this week thanks to the partnership of Georgia Power and the Greater Valdosta United Way. The United Way exceeded its campaign goal recently, so the nonprofits benefited even more through the cooperation. As the COVID-19 virus spreads continuously through the local area, certain agencies have voiced a need for more funding. Their expenses have become more costly because their daily operations have increased. The Second Harvest of South Georgia, Lowndes Associated Ministries to People, the Salvation Army, American Red Cross of South Georgia, The Haven and Living Bridges Ministry will all be splitting the money. All of the agencies thank both the Georgia Power Foundation for the $20,000 they gave and the United Way for the $10,000 given in donations. The United Way is attempting to gather cleaning supplies and find products for children such as jump ropes, diapers, wipes, basketballs and coloring books. Their viewpoint is that everyone is in this crisis together and they are just trying to do their part for the community. The Georgia Power Foundation is disbursing $1 million statewide, showing that it stands by its motto, “A Citizen Wherever We Serve.” They are planning to additionally give $20,000 to agencies in more than 30 counties to help with insufficient food, homelessness, and abused women.
Anyone wishing to donate, can, through the United Way by texting GVUW2020 to 44321.