Nuestra Alianza de Willits is another organization that needed our support. They are devoted to caring for the Latino population in and around Willits. After discovering many of their members had been laid off, like so many in our community, they began a mask-making project in partnership with The Howard Foundation to sew much-needed face masks. What they hadn’t anticipated was the increase in utility expense from running the sewing machines non-stop! By providing a small grant to the organization to cover this cost, we are enabling them to sew 7000 masks to be distributed through The Howard Foundation to community members.
With small businesses making up the majority of local industry, West Business Development Center has been working non-stop to help support these struggling mom and pop businesses during this challenging time. Forced to close their doors during the shelter-in-place, many of our smallest businesses are seeking resources and guidance on how to forge a path forward through this unprecedented crisis. By providing a grant to the organization, we are enabling them to respond to the extraordinary number of calls and emails, offer support to our small business neighbors as they apply for various government programs, and help to provide leadership and guidance on what lies ahead for this critical industry that makes up so much of our local economy.
For our other non-profit partners, struggling to meet an unanticipated financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are expanding our Save-the-Day grant program. You can learn more about this grant program on our
COVID-19 will leave an indelible impact on the landscape of our county. While our resources are limited, as so many are, we hope to make a difference for these organizations that are providing critical resources during a challenging time. We are so grateful to our donors that have made these grants possible, and grateful to these organizations for the important work they do to help our communities thrive.
To learn more about the COVID-19 Relief Fund, or to make a contribution, visit our