Alexandria Covid-19 Fund Hits $470k and Cash Flowing Back Into Community

The ACT Now Fund will operate as long as Alexandrians are in need, says ACT for Alexandria CEO Heather Peeler.

Food pantries and distribution centers are busy in Alexandria and getting some relief from the Alexandria Covid-19 Fund. (Courtesy photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Donations to the Alexandria’s ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund have hit $470,000 and the money is already being allocated to nonprofits in extreme need.

“Thanks to your generous support, ACT for Alexandria and the City of Alexandria have begun to provide grants to the nonprofit organizations on the front lines of this crisis. As of this week, we have made $245,010 in grants,” says Heather Peeler, CEO of ACT for Alexandria in a press release today.

“We prioritized requests that support children and youth, people disproportionately impacted by the crisis (including low-wage workers, gig economy workers, people experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness, healthcare and emergency response workers), seniors and immigrants.”

Alexandria's Covid-19 Relief Fund is stretching grants all over the community. (Courtesy photo)
Alexandria’s Covid-19 Relief Fund is stretching grants all over the community. (Courtesy photo)

Fast Relief

Hundreds of Alexandrians are getting immediate relief. Examples include:

Click here for a full list of grant recipients.

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“We will continue to make grants on a weekly basis as long as funding is available. Organizations can submit a request for funding here,” adds Peeler.

Because the impact of this crisis is not yet fully known, and the health and financial challenges are predicted to mount in the weeks and months ahead even with Federal assistance, The ACT Now Fund will operate as long as Alexandrians are in need, says the organization and the City.

“And while the outpouring of community support is being put to immediate use, we cannot take our foot off the gas.”

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