The Clemmons Community Foundation's COVID-19 Response Advisory Teams have announced the first grant awards from the COVID-19 Response Funds for Clemmons-Lewisville and Yadkin County. The grants support the critical services each organization is continuing to provide through the NC stay-at-home order.
- $2,000 to the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce for the pilot phase of a Resource Navigator program to assist small business owners, nonprofit leaders, and entrepreneurs receive personal assistance and guidance while navigating funding and resources available through the CARES Act, SBA loans/grants, and any future sources as provisioned by the local or national government and other sources. Learn more at https://smallbusinessnavigators.com/.
- $2,500 to the Salem College Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education for exclusive support of adult students from Clemmons and Lewisville who have experienced a hardship as a result of COVID-19 and apply for financial assistance from the center's “Pay It Forward Fund” to help cover food, shelter, transportation, non-covered medical support, and childcare in order to be able to continue their studies.
- $2,500 to YMCA of Northwest North Carolina to support staff at the Jerry Long YMCA for their coordination and implementation of weekly blood drives and wellness calls to local, senior members to check in and provide support and resources, as needed, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- $500 to Hands of Hope Medical Clinic for unrestricted use to help with the continuation of medical programs and services for uninsured residents of Yadkin County in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- $1,000 to Smart Start of Yadkin County to aid the purchase of cleaning supplies and thermometers for childcare centers of Yadkin County to be able to comply with revised North Carolina guidelines, and to support the Nurturing Parent Program with supplying diapers, wipes, and thermometers for families currently participating in the program.
- $500 to Yadkin Christian Ministries for unrestricted use to help provide essential and supplemental groceries to individuals and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- $500 to Yadkin County Schools for unrestricted use to assist with the transition of services to students and their families during the stay-at-home orders of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The foundation, alongside the leaders of the local response teams, are grateful for the extraordinary and creative ways these agencies have been responsive to a variety of needs during these unprecedented times.