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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

NKY Nonprofits Get Access to PPE Through $50K Grant from Horizon Community Funds

$50,000 Personal Protective Equipment Grant Lands at Life Learning Center



Horizon Community Funds will immediately deploy $50,000 to purchase masks, face shields, gloves, gowns, and hand sanitizers that will be distributed to a large group of nonprofit organizations serving Northern Kentucky. Life Learning Center will spearhead the purchase and distribution process of the personal protective equipment (PPE).



“Our nonprofits continue to stretch their resources, which are already tight, to meet new challenges presented by the Coronavirus’ spread,” said Horizon Community Funds President Nancy Grayson. “We hope to alleviate some of that strain through providing PPE equipment, and we thank Life Learning Center for taking the lead on getting this equipment in the hands of our nonprofit partners. If you have donated to our Coronavirus Relief Fund, please know that this is your gift at work in Northern Kentucky.”

The money comes directly from the Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund, which continues to raise money for and support nonprofit needs that have arisen or grown since the spread of COVID-19.

"Life Learning Center is honored to support our nonprofit partners to help them re-open and serve our at risk populations," said Life Learning Center President Alecia Webb-Edgington. "We're grateful for the responsiveness and support that comes from Horizon Community Funds. They have a strong dedication to deploying dollars where it makes the most sense, and has the most impact."

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No equipment remains for nonprofits that have not already reached out to Horizon Community Funds, but leadership at the organization anticipates future opportunities through direct funding or leveraging partnerships across the region. Nonprofits may reach out to Tess Brown at tbrown@horizonfunds.org or 859.620.8221 to be added to the list for future consideration of PPE distribution.

Just over $550,000 has been distributed through the Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund. The advisory committee continues to review requests for funding.

Individuals and businesses are encouraged to donate to the Relief Fund by:
- Texting “NKYRELIEF” to 44-321
- Visiting www.horizonfunds.org
- Mailing a check made payable to Horizon Community Funds (memo: NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund): 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Suite 430, Covington, KY 41011

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