Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, businesses are hurting, especially restaurants and bars. Now more than ever, locals are relying on nonprofits during this challenging time our community is facing.
But they need help too.
Bayou Community Foundation has activated its Bayou Recovery Fund to “provide emergency grants to Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle nonprofits serving local residents suffering from the devastating physical, mental and financial impacts of COVID-19.
“Area nonprofits are seeing a drastic jump in requests for food, rent and utility assistance and the numbers will continue to grow as the health crisis continues,” BCF said.
“Food banks are working to provide food that many of us take for granted to residents who are now unemployed and their families,” BCF continued. “Other nonprofits are getting pleas for help from residents now out of work who need assistance with rent and utilities during this scary time.”
BCF said all monies raised will be granted quickly to local nonprofits serving the unemployed, sick and homeless in the Bayou Region during the crisis.
Donations can be made here.
BCF originally initiated the Bayou Recovery Fund in 2013 to be the community’s “bucket” and accept donations for local recovery efforts after disasters.
“COVID-19 has created a crisis of unimaginable scale,” BCF said. “Let’s fight back the only way we can right now – sharing our blessings to save the most vulnerable in our community.”