COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Updated May 20, 2020

As of today, the Fund has raised over $35,000 and continues to fundraise to respond to the growing need.  $23,000 in grants have been deployed.  Individual donors contributed more than $20,000.  Generous in-kind donations from the Post-Star and Irving Tissue seeded our Fund.

In our most recent deployments, the Fund provided support to the following organizations:

  • Adirondack Samaritan – $3,250 for assistance in co-pays and counseling services for clients who may be unemployed or unable to pay during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Family Services Association – $5,000 for emergency rents, utilities and consumer transportation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Southern Adirondacks – $5,000 for continued service for little brothers and sisters who are in need of mentoring during the pandemic
  • Glens Falls Senior Center – $1,200 for continued services and outreach to seniors who may be homebound
  • NearCare – $1,600 for four months of insurance coverage so that the agency may continue to serve families with terminally ill members
  • Alliance for Positive Health  – $500 for clients who need emergency financial assistance 
  • Freedom Machines – $1,500 for refurbishing bikes for people committed to recovery from addictions
  • Habitat for Humanity – $5,000 for mortgage relief for Habitat homeowners that are facing economic hardship