COVINGTON, Ky. – Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has distributed $31,800 across three local nonprofits through the Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund, bringing relief support totals to more than $800,000 for Northern Kentucky through the community foundation.
The following grants have been deployed across Northern Kentucky:
- $17,800 to Generations Food Pantry in Independence
- $10,000 to Samaritan Car Care Clinic in Covington
- $4,000 to Welcome House of Northern Kentucky in Covington
Generations Food Pantry has been continuously operating since 2017, beginning as a ministry of Generations Church offering a monthly “choice” pantry, hot meal and general assistance program. Since the pandemic started, the organization has doubled its number of operating days each month and has distributed nearly 20,000 meals, as its volunteers are now seeing more than four times the number of families in need than before the pandemic started. The pantry received $17,800 to purchase a forklift, an enclosed trailer, refrigeration and freezer equipment, and shelving to increase its capacity.
Samaritan Car Care Clinic provides complimentary routine vehicle maintenance and critical safety-related repairs for low-income individuals, borrowing space from a local auto body shop for one day every three months to perform its critical services. The organization received $10,000 to purchase the necessary parts and labor to maintain/repair vehicles of families and individuals that have suffered income loss due to COVID-19.
Welcome House received an additional $4,000 to support the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation in their endeavors to assist individuals/families with hotel lodging for convalescence due to a coronavirus diagnosis. The funds will support lodging for individuals/families identified by St. Elizabeth Foundation, and will also cover time and transportation costs for Welcome House staff to provide in-person staff coverage required by the hotel when necessary for the covered individuals/families.