WesBanco Bank, Armstrong Industries, Constellium, and The Dickirson Corporation have contributed to a newly created fund by the Community Foundation of Jackson County. The Jackson County Community Emergency Response Fund will initially address issues that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The fund will be able to issue mini-grants immediately to organizations that are working through the hardships this pandemic has caused for our citizens. This will enable our Foundation and your donations to reach a variety of worthwhile organizations to help address the needs of our citizens who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this fund will continue to support the efforts of our community by providing general and/or programming support through periods of public health, weather-related, and economic disasters.” Chairperson, JCCF, Inc. Rayna O’Dell said.

Grants applications will be made available from the foundation office, from our website at jccfinc.org, from our Facebook page, and email (communityfoundationmanager@gmail.com). You may also call our foundation office at 304-372-4500 for more information.

“We are hopeful that the establishment of this fund will prompt other businesses and individuals to donate for this cause. The Foundation will accept donations at any time to this fund so that monies will be available immediately for any disaster that may happen within our county in the future,” O’Dell noted.

Contributions to the Jackson County Community Emergency Response Fund may be mailed to JCCF, Inc., 108 North Church Street., Ripley, WV 25271.