Acting quickly to get help in the hands that need it!
We at the Blaine County Charitable Fund are so grateful for community support at an unprecedented time. When we started the BCCF it was based on a strong instinct of needed action, pushed forward by the awareness of inequities that were execarbated by swift job loss, and bolstered time and time again by being told that the community was thankful that a fund like ours was now available.
The willingness to show the most vulnerable that we do see them, and that we are not turning our back to a struggle that is mostly out of their control, is really what that generosity made known in our beloved Blaine County.
Nearly $139,000 in assistance in twelve very fast paced weeks… now that is swift action! As you’ll see below, which really shouldn’t be a shock, 95% of that assistance went to the lowest income brackets in our county. 80% of the households we assisted were LantinX, largely from industries that make sure we have the services we’ve come to rely on in our community.
As we move into the later part of the year, with much still unknown about how these populations will fare, we are committed to being a source for COVID related crisises now and other unanticiapted crisises in the future. Our commitment is demonstrated through investing in Spanish speaking staff to help navigate the LatinX community through our process, as well administraion support to insure BCCF’s ability to have longevity in our community.
Our goal is to raise another $100,000 in the second half of the year… Will you help us? Will you help us to continue to be the safety net that makes Blaine County strong?
Mary Fauth, President
BCCF Team: Kevin Jones, Daryl Fauth, Steve Thompson, Sue Hamilton, Shannon McLean, Penny Thayer
Or mail checks to:
Blaine County Charitable Fund
PO Box 265
Hailey, ID 83333