COVINGTON, Ky. — Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky will distribute $30,000 to Faith Community Pharmacy and $40,000 to Early Childhood Learning Education Assessment Resource Network (EC Learn), both serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky.
“Faith Community Pharmacy and EC Learn each support a clear need,” said Horizon Community Funds President Nancy Grayson. “Our advisory committee takes very careful, very measured steps to distribute funding to help those most affected by the pandemic in Northern Kentucky.”
EC Learn has received financial support for its work to address the current crisis of childcare needs that have been amplified by the pandemic. The nonprofit assists families in their search to find customized solutions that meet their need during the ever-changing pandemic environment. Horizon Community Funds has provided a grant for EC Learn’s work to provide childcare referrals for Northern Kentucky families and businesses, and to train and coach early childcare providers, which reinforces the framework for early childhood care and education.
“Thousands of families and employers in Northern Kentucky count on quality child care, but the effects of COVID-19 in our region have made it challenging for early child care providers to meet the high demands,” said EC Learn Executive Director and CEO Sandra Woodall. “EC Learn is grateful to the Horizon Community Funds Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force for recognizing and supporting this critical need as our community recovers from the impact of the pandemic on the NKY early child care system and workforce.”
Faith Community Pharmacy has secured funding for a set of critical medications to distribute to Northern Kentucky individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford these items. The pandemic has caused a serious slowdown in production of certain medications, contributing to a lack of reduced-cost access for the Florence-based nonprofit. The medications selected for purchase treat chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and asthma.
“I can’t thank Horizon Community Funds enough for stepping in to ensure that the most vulnerable Northern Kentuckians will continue to have access to lifesaving medications during this pandemic,” said Faith Community Pharmacy Executive Director Aaron Broomall. “Their leadership during this unprecedented time displays the spirit of our region.”
The Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund advisory committee continues to examine the rippling impacts of the pandemic, and anticipates ongoing needs in specific areas, especially where government funding has ended or fallen short. Accordingly, the committee maintains a conservative approach to deploying funds as new types of needs surface while the longer than anticipated crisis continues. Gaps in funding for emergency assistance such as food, shelter, childcare, healthcare, transportation, and similar needs remain a priority for the Relief Fund.
A donor-directed gift has also been made to Life Learning Center through the Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund. The $25,000 contribution will support Life Learning Center’s Dignity Store, which assists the organization’s candidates and members participating in the care continuum services that support recovery from addiction.
“Thank you to Jack & Kay Geiger for their tremendous generosity in support of the Dignity Store, which incentivizes our Candidates in their journey for transformational change,” said Life Learning President Alecia Webb-Edgington. “Candidates earn credits through their consistent engagement in the Academic and Care Continuum, which can then be ‘cashed in’ for a variety rewards through the Dignity Store.”
Individuals and businesses are encouraged to donate to the Horizon NKY Coronavirus 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