Blaine County Charitable Foundation Hears from Panicked Renters as it Prepares for Potential Crises

by Karen Bossick, Eye on Sun Valley

In March as workers ordered to shelter in place saw weekly paychecks dry up, a group of Wood River Valley residents started the Blaine County Charitable Fund to come to the rescue.

Over the next 12 weeks the volunteers raised nearly $139,000, eventually helping 117 Blaine County households to pay their rent, utilities, car payments and phone payments.

“In a month when I was not able to pay rent and my sister and I were going to buy a cheap car to sleep in, we really appreciate you making sure we could stay in our home,” wrote a hotel/restaurant worker.