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Foundation for the Future of Delaware County COVID-19 Relief Fund

At a Glance

  • Identifying COVID-19-related needs and resources
  • Providing grants to nonprofits serving those needs
  • Seeking donors to help our community during crisis

About Us

As our community and its most vulnerable populations are facing the effects of COVID-19, the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County COVID-19 Relief Fund provides an opportunity for the public to give with the reassurance their donations will be used to quickly move resources to where they are most urgently needed in their own community, particularly toward needs not being met by existing non-profit, local, state and federal programs. 

Mission

To provide COVID-19 Relief Funds to resources committed to serving Delaware County communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Basic Information

Phone

319-343-7811

Address

Director

Lisa Guetzko

Director Email

lisaguetzko@gmail.com

Success Story

One person. One vision. One county united. As with most missions of the heart, this one starts with a vision.   This is the vision of one nurse at Regional Medical Center in Delaware County.  Through her work in healthcare, Mindi Jackson began to see the needs of her and her colleagues’ at-risk patients emerge as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  She also saw the shortage of supply of much needed face masks in the health care environments across Delaware County.  When volunteering to help at the school to help distribute free meals when the school system closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she began to see depth of need to provide nourishment for families.  In one week alone, West Delaware School system gave out 3,400 meals.  Shortages of everyday items like lunch bags were now at an all time high.   Mindi created the Delaware County Pay It Forward COVID19 – 2020 Facebook page and her vision to holistically "fill in the gaps" in resources became a reality.  She began to request sewers for face masks, groceries, paper products, and hand sanitizer for those identified in need through healthcare providers and Parents as Teachers.  She contacted local pharmacies and restaurants that could order lunch size bags from their industries for the WD school system so that they could continue providing free meals.  These are only a few of the stories of needs now being met because of her vision.   As we see time and time again in our communities, the response to help was overwhelming so she partnered with First Lutheran Church of Manchester to set up a Pay It Forward task force and inventory/distribution center.  As the needs continue to grow and change weekly, so will the efforts of this and other organizations providing resources to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. From this vision, to “fill in the gaps” of resources available to at-risk members of our communities, the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County (FFDC) fully supported the creation of the FFDC COVID-19 Relief Fund.  Please consider a donation to help support these efforts in Delaware County.

Fund Details

Fund Name

Foundation for the Future of Delaware County COVID-19 Relief Fund

Year Founded

2020

Here for you. Sheila Kramer Tjaden Director of Affiliate Foundations sheila@dbqfoundation.org 563-588-2700

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Foundation for the Future of Delaware County COVID-19 Relief Fund