Please see this exciting news from Linda Weal below:
There is something important happening in the community, and it is urgent and so I am sharing this with you all before the general public.
Late last week CAP-21's board voted to set up a fund to accept donations and disperse funds in support of individuals in our community with immediate and emergent needs resulting from the COVID pandemic. The intent is to take local donations, fund needs of local residents, using local businesses.
There is currently a five person start-up committee consisting of Robin Hill, Deb Carhart, Paula Weal, Kathy Whitehead and myself. We have worked hard and fast to finalize a communication strategy, develop criteria and intake forms for applications, work with vendors and set up the ways to donate.
We plan to launch this fund via social media later this week, and in the ADK Express on Tuesday.
This is where you come in: We are asking today FOR YOUR HELP in providing seed funding. We expect that we will have immediate requests for assistance when applications are available to the public on Tuesday. There needs to be money in the fund to meet those first requests.
I volunteered to share this info with you today, because I thought you all would want me to let you know as soon as possible.
You are all involved in the community. All of you are the type of people who are looking for ways to help, and this is one simple and impactful way. This is to help people living and working between Woodgate and Raquette Lake with immediate emergency expenses. For our people, by our people.
Once this fund is live, it will take some momentum to get the fund up to the level we need. CAP-21 is working with the Community Foundations and funders...and do have at least one sizable contribution lined up and are working on a matching challenge possibly matching us at the $10,000 level if we can raise that amount from our own communities.
I realize that each of us personally may be impacted in some way by this health and economic crisis, but if you can giveat any level to help us kick start this fund, here is how to do it.
Quickest: Go to CAP-21.org and click on the Covid Fund, found on the right side of the Home Page to donate via PayPal or Credit Card.
Make out a check: to CAP-21 with Covid in the memo line. And mail to P.O. Box 642 Old Forge NY, 13420 or place in OF Library Drop Box in an envelope marked CAP-21.
I will keep you posted on our progress. I thank you for all you do in the communities. And for any help you can provide. Feel free to contact me with any questions: 315-939-8250.
What You Need to Know About the Payroll Protection and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Programs
Recently, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. At over $2 trillion dollars, this is by far the largest aid package in response to COVID-19, and includes several provisions to help ease the financial and economic burden on small businesses, non-profits, employees, and families.
Please join us for an informative webinar with panelists Jacqueline Kelleher and Brendan Owens of Stafford Owens Law Firm. They will be covering the need-to-know points on Payroll Protection, and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Programs.
NOTE: We will be using GoToWebinar for this. Please download and register for the FREE GoTo viewer on your mobile device (available for android and iphone in the app store) OR on your desktop. Your registration confirmation will contain a link that will lead you to the webinar on Friday morning. Talk to you then!
The home page of the Chamber's website is now your go to resource for all things Coronavirus related. From information to help your business, health insurance, employee guidelines, restaurant offerings and CDC resources, northcountrychamber.com will hopefully make things a bit easier for you during this challenging time.