The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County is requesting help in raising $500 to support families in need in Howard County that are being served by a grassroots effort called Columbia Community Care. The WGC will match this $500 and then purchase $1,000 worth of basic food and cleaning items to donate.
Columbia Community Care is a grassroots effort that has been assisting members of our community the last several weeks with emergency food and other basic needs items. They have quickly established a volunteer base that is adhering to COVID-19 safety procedures, and have set up tables in several outdoor locations for families to donate or pick-up items. They are receiving many donations and are running out of food and other basic needs items by the end of the day.
Can you help? Any amount is appreciated, thank you!
As many of you may know, the WGC's Emergency Response Network was created over 15 years ago and is typically utilized for donations up to $1,000 to help an individual in need through our nonprofit partners. However, to address the escalating coronavirus public health crisis, we recently extended the scope of the ERN for a period of time to assist broader needs and more people in our community, and we will continue to pool our dollars so we can have a greater impact together than we might otherwise have alone.