The Generosity Trust Launches GeneroCity: COVID-19 Fund

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Generosity Trust announces the launch of GeneroCity: COVID-19 Fund, an initiative to support ministries in Chattanooga responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

"During this time of quarantine, The Generosity Trust wants to make sure the most vulnerable in the city have access to essential services and goods," officials said. "Everyone is invited to give online and 100 percent of the proceeds will be distributed to Chattanooga-area ministries who are on the front lines serving vulnerable neighborhoods and individuals." 
 
All funds will be distributed to ministries who are addressing the following issues:

Ministry Care – making sure organizations serving vulnerable populations are able to maintain their services;
Food Security – making sure low-income neighborhoods have adequate food supply;
Elder Care – making sure our most vulnerable are cared for; and
Health Care – making sure community clinics remain open and supplied.
 
The distribution of funds will be determined by the GeneroCity Advisory Council consisting of select members of the staff and board of The Generosity Trust, with input from trusted community leaders.
 
Regarding this new initiative, President Jim Barber said, “We love Chattanooga, and we believe in generosity. We wanted to provide a way for anyone to give money with confidence that their funds will have immediate impact. With this initiative, every penny donated will go directly to organizations situated throughout Chattanooga who are providing essential services to people impacted by this crisis.”
 
"For over 50 years, The Generosity Trust has been committed to empowering joyful generosity in Chattanooga," officials said. "The GeneroCity initiative is just one way The Generosity Trust carries forward the vision of our founder, Dora Maclellan Brown, who gave generously from her financial resources to prosper Chattanooga."
 
People can donate by visiting thegenerositytrust.org/generocity. For more information, contact Maria Matthews at maria@thegenerositytrust.org.


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