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National Church Residences Receives a $95,000 Grant for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Press Releases | April 24, 2020

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ATLANTA – National Church Residences is the recipient of a $95,000 grant from the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a joint effort from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta. The organizations have distributed nearly $1.8 million to 18 organizations for emergency response in this fourth round of grants. Altogether, they have awarded more than $10.5 million to benefit 62 nonprofits since March 17, 2020.

The organization will utilize the funding to support a centralized, on-demand food hub service for seniors, formerly homeless and people with disabilities in Fulton and DeKalb Counties.

“As COVID-19 continues to change the landscape of our nation every day, National Church Residences’ top priority is to ensure the basic care needs of our senior residents are met,” said Population Health Director Jacque Thornton of National Church Residences. “Locally, for the nearly 1,500 Fulton and DeKalb County residents we serve, our goal is to guarantee residents have food, access to medication, transportation, as well as personal protective equipment, and paper and cleaning supplies during this critical time.”

These funds will help improve the lives of seniors in nine National Church Residences communities in the Atlanta metro area. Grants made in the earlier rounds are detailed on both the Community Foundation’s website and United Way’s website. The next round of grants will be announced the week of April 27, 2020.

 

About National Church Residences

National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 340 communities in 25 states and Puerto Rico, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest manager of service coordinators. The organization also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, as well as permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit us at NationalChurchResidences.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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