Written by Pat Frew, CBC Executive Director
Horizon Community Funds Announces Emergency Coronavirus Relief Fund for Northern Kentucky;
Support sought from NKY community and businesses for $4 million fund
Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is quickly launching a new fund to support Northern Kentuckians facing increased crises or needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund aims to raise at least $4 million, with nearly half of that already committed.
Through the generous support from The Butler Foundation and The R.C. Durr Foundation, and corporate citizens including Fischer Homes and Drees Homes Foundation, First Financial Bank, and other individuals Horizon Community Funds has secured pre-commitments approaching $1.8 million as matching gifts to raise these much-needed funds.
The Relief Fund will provide flexible financial assistance to nonprofits serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky that are experiencing increased demand for resources in response to the COVID-19 virus in our community. More information about the Relief Fund, including how to donate, can be found at www.horizonfunds.org/coronavirus-relief-fund.
Staying Healthy at Home
As additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, The NKY Health Department is reminding everyone to “Fight COVID-19. Stay Healthy at Home”. Without approved medications or a vaccine, social distrancing is one fo the most important tools we have to fight the spread of COVID-19. According to Dr. Lynne Saddler, NKY Health’s District Director of Health, “For the coming weeks, the safest place for everyone is going to be staying healthy at home.” For more information, visit www.nkyhealth.org or www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
Kentucky’s Response to COVID-19
On Tuesday, Governor Beshear announced that he will sign an executive order closing all non-life-sustaining businesses to in-person traffic by Thursday at 8 p.m. Details and additional annoucements at https://governor.ky.gov/covid19
New Virtual Coffee Chats
The Covington Business Council is teaming up with HR Elements to discuss various business topics that have developed from the COVID-19 outbreak. Our first virtual HR Coffee Chat on Thursday is FILLED. Look for additional virtual chats coming soon.