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Community Response Fund Set Up For Non-Profits

The United Way of the Columbia Gorge and the Healthy Gorge Initiative have launched the COVID-19 Gorge Community Response Fund to address the immediate needs faced by nonprofit organizations and their clients in Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Klickitat, and Skamania counties  PacificSource Community Solutions has donated $25,000 and the Columbia Gorge Health Council matched that to start the fund.  Collective Impact Health Specialist Paul Lindberg says the non-profit sector has been impacted in a similar way as for-profit business have been, while dealing with community needs that will continue to need to be dealt with.  Those who would like to donate can do so at unitedwaycolumbiagorge.org/give.  To apply for funding, a simple grant application process to expedite funding to nonprofits providing essential services and experiencing the greatest impact is underway.  Application information is available at gorgeimpact.com.