The Cobb Community Foundation announced Tuesday it would establish a special fund to provide resources to local non-profits working to alleviate the impact of the new coronavirus.
The group, which was founded by Cobb business leaders in nineties and was granted non-profit status in 2007, distributes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to charities working in the county.
According to the foundation’s President and CEO, Shari Martin, its previous focus on fundraising for a different grant will take a back seat to the current crisis.
“We are all in unchartered territory,” she said in a statement. “We don’t know what’s ahead, but we know that as a community foundation, it’s our role to build and deploy resources to help our community get through this relatively unscathed, or at least as unscathed as possible.”
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