Join us in supporting local relief efforts with the #CottonwoodConnected social media challenge. Covid-19 news has consumed everyone’s attention over the last few weeks. Social distancing and uncertainty has made it more challenging to connect with our community members in a positive way. Looking ahead, there is going to be a great need for relief funding for those most impacted by the virus. That is why we are delighted to introduce the #CottonwoodConnected challenge.

100% of your donations will go to support the Sedona Verde Valley COVID 19 Community Response Fund.  Administered by Arizona Community Foundation. Give locally with confidence and every cash donation of $25 will receive a #COTTONWOODCONNECTED T-Shirt.

Take the Challenge!

Join us in supporting local relief efforts with the #CottonwoodConnected social media challenge. Covid-19 news has consumed everyone’s attention over the last few weeks. Social distancing and uncertainty has made it more challenging to connect with our community members in a positive way. Looking ahead, there is going to be a great need for relief funding for those most impacted by the virus. That is why we are delighted to introduce the #CottonwoodConnected challenge.

Join us in supporting local relief efforts with the #CottonwoodConnected social media challenge. Covid-19 news has consumed everyone’s attention over the last few weeks. Social distancing and uncertainty has made it more challenging to connect with our community members in a positive way. Looking ahead, there is going to be a great need for relief funding for those most impacted by the virus. That is why we are delighted to introduce the #CottonwoodConnected challenge.

100% of your donations will go to support the Sedona Verde Valley COVID 19 Community Response Fund.  Administered by Arizona Community Foundation. Give locally with confidence and every cash donation of $25 will receive a #COTTONWOODCONNECTED T-Shirt.

Take the Challenge!

Join us in supporting local relief efforts with the #CottonwoodConnected social media challenge. Covid-19 news has consumed everyone’s attention over the last few weeks. Social distancing and uncertainty has made it more challenging to connect with our community members in a positive way. Looking ahead, there is going to be a great need for relief funding for those most impacted by the virus. That is why we are delighted to introduce the #CottonwoodConnected challenge.

Testimonials from Our Community

Things are wild and chaotic and AMAZING.  We have seen a 70% increase in families needing food on a weekly basis over the past month.  We are setting a new record every week.  We planned for 600 families today and I still may have to go pack more boxes to make it to 6pm.  We are down to only a few pallets out of 27 packed boxes.  We are able to meet the need thanks to support from donors and food suppliers.  We are scrambling to do it and have had to rely on assistance from the National Guard to have enough hands to pack boxes and get them into the cars.

Stacey

Executive Director, Project Rising Hope

Thank you so much for the generous support that was provided by the Arizona Community Foundation. You all have been such a blessing to our Camp Verde community through your incredible gift to the Bread of Life Mission. Thanks to your support we have been able to meet the significantly increased demand for food assistance in Camp Verde, Rimrock, Lake Montezuma, and Beaver Creek. On average we have seen 1,500 folks per week needing food assistance. We have not had to turn a single person away without food. We have used the support to stabilize our operations during these difficult financial times. The donation from the ACF has helped us purchase additional food, send a driver to Phoenix on a weekly basis to get an additional truck load of food to help meet the demand, helped us purchase the packing materials for food boxes, PPE, and to rent an additional truck to transport the extra food. 

Thank you again for the powerful ways that you support our community. The Arizona Community Foundation is truly a blessing!

Jeremy Embry

President / Chief Executive Officer, Bread of Life Mission, Inc.

Thank you so very much.  I can’t express how thankful I am and we are.  Our ReStore is closed and we are keeping our employees working and employed and our cash reserves have been stressed.  We applied for the SBA PPP loan and we did not make it into the rounds of funds that were approved.  Of course, those funds have been exhausted.  This $23,000 will be a great help to finish the Peach Lane homes.  The two homebuyers that we currently have under contract are so excited that they are getting close to move in.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Bless you and ACF we appreciate your support for affordable housing here in the Verde Valley.

Tania Simms

Executive Director, Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity

I’m retired…my income is fixed, and my expenses are down these days.  So I’m donating a chunk of my stimulus check to the ACF Sedona/Verde Valley COVID-19 Community Response Fund to help my neighbors whose income was cut off.  They need the boost much more than I do.

Paul Friedman

Volunteer, OLLI

Thanks to the support of the Arizona Community Foundation the Old Town Mission has been able to stay open and meet the increased demand for food. Our numbers have more than doubled since the beginning of the crisis and we are giving away approximately 500 to 550 food boxes per week. Our highest day we gave away 385 food boxes in five hours.

We are so grateful for the communities outpouring of support.

Jill Sweet

Old Town Mission

Donate Money

The Cottonwood Coronavirus Relief Fund will provide financial support to organizations working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in the Verde Valley.

Donate Goods & Services

Businesses and organizations can also support the initiative through the donation of goods, services or volunteer efforts by employee groups. Get your organization engaged in our work to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Arizonans.

Do You Need Assistance?

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR NONPROFITS

ACF has established the Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund to provide immediate relief to nonprofit organizations in Arizona facing an increased demand for services from clients and communities as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. You can review the grant guidelines and apply for funding on their COVID-19 Resources page.

Physical Distancing

Participation is easy … and fun! Simply identify and share something good that happened today. Record a short video of one positive thing that you saw or heard about today. Post it to social media using the hashtag #CottonwoodConnected. Tag two friends to take the challenge.

Everyone who participates before May 1st will be entered into a drawing to win a #CottonwoodConnected T-shirt!

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