Earlier this year, the Community Foundation of Johnson County opened our Emergency Response Fund to assist with relief and recovery efforts for those impacted by severe weather events in Johnson County. The fund, supported through gifts from generous community donors and leveraged with a matching grant from the Iowa Council of Foundations, was able to make over $9,000 in grant awards to three local nonprofit organizations responding to the emergent needs of our neighbors. The following awards were granted:
- Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ($6,805)
- Supporting the rebuilding of a Habitat for Humanity warehouse with significant damage and its contents in order to allow their work to continue in our community.
- Houses Into Homes ($1,500)
- Supporting the purchase of mattresses for families who were re-homed due to the severe weather.
- Coralville Community Food Pantry ($975)
- Supporting food deliveries in immediate response to those impacted by the weather.
These three organizations represent just a part of the response of the nonprofit sector in our community to those impacted by the severe weather events. CFJC staff members also took part in the COAD response efforts directed by Johnson County Emergency Management Services to ensure a collaborative and expansive response effort. The Community Foundation of Johnson County is proud to be a partner in response efforts during times of emergent need.
The Emergency Response Fund is always accepting donations to prepare for future emergent needs in our community. Make a gift to the Emergency Response Fund here.