The Pay It Sideways – COVID-19 Relief Fund was established to collect donations to provide grants to nonprofits in the Kearney area that are providing, but not limited to, food, rent assistance, utility assistance, medicine, mental health or childcare to people living and/or working in the Kearney area suffering financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Nonprofits in the Kearney area that are providing, but not limited to, food, rent assistance, utility assistance, medicine, mental health or childcare to people living and/or working in the Kearney area suffering financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak can apply for this grant.

 

 

Or checks can be mailed to the Kearney Area Community Foundation, 412 W. 48th Street, #12, Kearney, NE68845.(Staff is working from home, so donations cannot be dropped off at the office – only mailed.)

 

 

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STORY BEHIND THE FUND

Two local women with ties to the Kearney Area Community Foundation announced today that they created a fund to help support nonprofits serving those individuals in need due to the coronavirus. They are donating their stimulus checks and encouraging others to do the same.

The fund called “Pay It Sideways – COVID-19 Relief Fund” was established to collect donations to provide grants to nonprofits in the Kearney area that are providing, but not limited to, food, rent assistance, utility assistance, medicine, mental health or childcare to people living and/or working in the Kearney area suffering a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Marge Lauer, the first executive director of the Kearney Area Community Foundation (KACF), and Sherry Morrow, a past board member, are teaming up to promote the fund as a way to help nonprofits that are helping our community in the wake of COVID-19.

Morrow explained, “We want to encourage individuals to donate all or part of their COVID-19 stimulus check to help Kearney area community members with a COVID-19 related hardship.  The fund will be used to make grants to local nonprofits address these basic needs in our area communities.”

Lauer added, “I wasn’t expecting this money and know others need it more than I do, so I’m wanting to “pay it sideways” to help our neighbors in need.

412 W 48th St #12

Kearney, NE 68845

 

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