by Emily Jones, Idaho Mountain Express
With Bald Mountain framed neatly in the distance, about 200 women gathered under the tent at Trail Creek Cabin last Wednesday to honor local nonprofits and the role they played in the pandemic response.
The philanthropists—members of the Wood River Women’s Foundation—were there to celebrate more than a dozen organizations that received a collective $288,000 this year as part of the foundation’s most recent grant cycle...
...Mary Fauth, executive director of the Blaine County Charitable Fund, said most residents helped by her organization during the pandemic were immigrants who could not receive government stipend checks. Now, members of the general population have found their way to the Charitable Fund after exhausting other government resources, she said.
“With the moratorium on evictions lifted, this month will be really telling. Landlords will start to send eviction notices to people who aren’t paying their rent, and we are prepared to help,” Fauth said. READ MORE