Blaine County Charitable Fund begins issuing grants for workers

Funding can be a "last resort" for those unemployed by coronavirus

by Tony Evans, Idaho Mountain Express

The newly established Blaine County Charitable Fund is issuing weekly grants for workers in need of immediate assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fund was established in mid-March by Hailey resident and Sawtooth Brewery co-owner Kevin Jones and Mary Fauth, a nonprofit professional. It does not yet have tax-exempt status but has nevertheless accumulated $138,000 in funding for distribution to those in need of immediate assistance.

“We have been the last resort in some cases,” said Fauth. “They may already have sold a car or tur