The Community Foundation of Greene County announced recently that the EQT Foundation has provided a $50,000 contribution to the Greene County Emergency Response Fund.
“We are so grateful to the EQT Foundation for this generous contribution to the Emergency Response Fund,” said Jeff McCracken, Chairman of the Community Foundation of Greene Board of Directors. “This gift will enable us to provide significant support for Greene County organizations and communities.”
Greene County Emergency Response Fund was established to address local needs resulting from emergency and disaster situations in Greene County. Partnering with the Greene County United Way, the Fund is held by CFGC to address immediate, short-term and long-term needs in the wake of a county emergency and provide quick, flexible grants and resources to nonprofit organizations our area working with communities, people and organizations who are heavily impacted by local disasters and emergencies.
“These are uncertain times for many individuals and families across the globe and we are humbled by the response and perseverance communities across our operational footprint have shown in the past two weeks,” said Ellen Rossi, President, EQT Foundation. “Through these contributions, we know direct needs in the community are being addressed and nonprofits will be able to continue to offer services to Greene County residents.”
According to Bettie Stammerjohn, CFGC Executive Director, grants from the Fund will be made to health, human services and other organizations to help ensure that basic needs are met, including food, housing, and healthcare, as well as operational costs associated with re-tooling functions of those organizations serving the public. Initial gifts will be used to address urgent local needs caused by the COVID-19 virus. Nonprofit organizations who would like to apply for assistance from the Fund should go to htp://www.cfgcpa.org/emergency-response-grants/
The EQT Foundation was established by EQT Corporation, the nation’s largest natural gas producer, and is committed to the social and economic vitality of our operating regions. The EQT Foundation believes in meaningful engagement with the communities it calls home and takes great pride in the role as both a responsible and responsive corporate citizen. The EQT Foundation has developed strong partnerships with a variety of nonprofit organizations to enrich the diversity and viability of our communities, sustain the principles of continuous learning, and focus on environmental protection efforts.
To make a donation to the Greene County Emergency Response Fund, or for more information go to www.cfgcpa.org, by phone at 724-627-2010 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.