FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEIGHBORLINK FORT WAYNE RECEIVES $5,000 GRANT FROM AWS FOUNDATION
Media Contact: Andrew Hoffman, 260.209.0074
Fort Wayne, IN ¦ April 27, 2020 – AWS Foundation has awarded NeighborLink Fort Wayne a $5,000 Emergency Funding Grant. This grant will be used to hire contractors to address emergent home repairs for vulnerable homeowners that are typically done by volunteers, but not possible at this time.
Due to COVID-19, many vulnerable homeowners are dealing with the heavy complexity of living in place. These funds will help NeighborLink hire contractors to assist with technical, emergent projects (i.e. electrical, plumbing, HVAC). These projects are difficult for us to complete given the expertise needed, reduced skilled volunteerism due to the current environment, and lack of skilled employees able to address these projects. Yet these are essential for independent living.
“NeighborLink is committed to being as proactive and responsive as we can to ensure that we can help vulnerable homeowners in dealing with emergent, household needs. We will continue to love our neighbors by being present and available should any need arise, regardless of the uncertainties right out the door,” said Andrew Hoffman, Executive Director, NeighborLink Fort Wayne.
About NeighborLink Fort Wayne
NeighborLink Fort Wayne is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Christian ministry that invites Fort Wayne residents and organizations to seek free assistance from their neighbors and invites Fort Wayne residents to join volunteer project teams to provide free assistance. NeighborLink Fort Wayne volunteers completed 1394 projects in 2019.
NeighborLink Fort Wayne’s mission is to provide practical, neighbor-to-neighbor expressions of God's love. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.nlfw.org or call 260.209.0074.
About AWS Foundation
Founded in 2007, AWS Foundation supports a wide range of organizations and service agencies in northeast Indiana working to develop a community in which people with enduring intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities are engaged fully and meaningfully in all aspects of community life. For more information, visit www.awsfoundation.org.