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First Delivery of PPEs for Loudoun County for first responders delivered
Leesburg, Va. (May 11, 2020) – 100WomenStrong continues to check the pulse of need in Loudoun County to help nonprofit organizations respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its second round of funding, the group is distributing $85,500 to 14 area nonprofits and has made its first deliveries of critical personal protection equipment (PPE) to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue career and volunteer members. In its first two rounds, the philanthropic group’s COVID- 19 funding for area nonprofit organizations totals $204,500.
100WomenStrong will continue to assess area needs every month for the foreseeable future and will distribute funds in stages to nonprofits it has vetted and approved from past and current grant rounds. The group’s strategic approach of monitoring COVID-19 relief efforts to determine funding allows the group to continue to meet critical needs that may change month- to-month as the pandemic unfolds.
In the first round of funding, 100WomenStrong allocated $50,000 for PPEs for first responders, and recently delivered a portion of those. According to Karen Schaufeld, 100WomenStrong Founder and President, the group will continue to deliver PPEs while they have supplies to help ensure the safety of area residents.
“The inclusion of PPEs in 100WomenStrong’s COVID giving is important, as these supplies continue to be in great demand and short supply. I have been honored to be able to deliver the first round of PPEs to the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System for the brave men and women, both volunteer and career, who are on the front lines of the Covid-19 fight,” said Schaufeld.
The second round of grants from 100WomenStrong is going to the following nonprofit organizations:
- A Farm Less Ordinary – $5,000
- ARC of Loudoun – $10,000
- Chris Atwood Foundation – $5,000
- ECHO – $5,200
- INMED – $10,000
- Just Neighbors – $3,000
- Loudoun Cares – $7,500
- Loudoun Education Foundation – $5,000
- Loudoun Literacy Council – $1,500
- Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers – $7,500
- Project Horse – $7,500
- Volunteers of America Chesapeake and Carolinas – $5,300
- Windy Hill Foundation – $5,000
- Women Giving Back – $8,000
The group is only considering nonprofits it has vetted and approved from past and current grant rounds, as those groups are known to them and have been closely reviewed. They plan to allocate a third round of funding in June and will continue to provide funding on a monthly basis to organizations that are invited to submit applications.
Formed in 2008, 100WomenStrong is a group of concerned philanthropists seeking to strategically invest in organizations and programs that enrich the lives of Loudoun County residents. They are committed to improving the quality of life for residents of Loudoun County, Virginia, through strategic grants to non-profits working in the areas of shelter, health, hunger and education. Members of 100WomenStrong connect and collaborate to leverage their philanthropic resources as a component fund of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
For more information about 100WomenStrong, visit www.OneHundredWomenStrong.org or contact Pam Ray at Pam@OneHundredWomenStrong.org