(BEDFORD) – The Lawrence County Community Foundation is partnering with Duke Energy to bring relief to the people of Lawrence County who are experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Duke Energy is donating $10,000 to LCCF’s Emergency Relief Fund, a pass-through fund activated to issue Emergency Relief Grants to trusted non-profit partners through an on-going, rapid response grant process.
Duke Energy is issuing a corporate challenge to local businesses to join them in donating to the LCCF Emergency Relief Fund. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible donation will go to work in our community helping those hit hardest.
“A crisis like this can hit those with low incomes the hardest, and there are community groups like Lawrence County Community Foundation on the frontlines of the COVID-19 emergency, helping with critical needs such as food and medical equipment and/or supplies for disadvantaged elderly and cancer patients,” said Bruce Calloway, Duke Energy government and community relations manager “We are grateful for their efforts and want to do what we can to support them.”
“The Lawrence County Community Foundation is uniquely positioned to provide relief through our well-established relationships with non-profit service providers throughout Lawrence County. We are excited to partner with Duke Energy and other businesses and individuals during this unprecedented Coronavirus crisis to meet our community’s most pressing needs,” explains Hope Flores, CEO of the Community Foundation Partnership, Inc. that serves the Lawrence and Martin County Community Foundations.
To maximize the impact of the funds donated, the Community Foundation will not be assessing administrative fees to donations going into the Emergency Relief Funds.
Join these groups in bringing relief to the Lawrence County community by sending your donation, large or small, to the Lawrence County Community Foundation, PO Box 1235, Bedford, IN 47421.