Coweta business donations spur giving to CCF’s Tornado Relief & Recovery Fund

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Pictured above: Coweta Community Foundation Board Chair Dean Jackson accepts a donation from Garnet Reynolds, SVP, Market President-Greater Newnan Truist.

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The Coweta Community Foundation says it is grateful for all the donations that have been given to its Tornado Relief and Recovery Fund since the March 26 tornado, and they note that local businesses have been key in donating the funds that the Foundation is now returning to the community as quickly as possible.

Truist made a $20,000 donation that helped the fund reach its $400,000 milestone, and Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America made a $55,000 donation that helped it reach the $500,000 milestone. Funds such as these helped the Foundation launch its Hope Has No Deductible program. Phase One of the program helped homeowners and renters with the expenses of deductibles on homes, rentals, and automobiles. Phase Two of the program is delivering grants to local nonprofits, which CCF leaders have noted is a process that the Foundation is quite familiar with thanks to its longstanding role of serving Coweta’s nonprofit agencies.

The Foundation continues to accept donations to the county’s official disaster relief fund. Those wishing to contribute may go to the Foundation’s website, cowetafoundation.org, and click on the “Donate” tab at the top.

The Coweta Community Foundation is a publicly supported 501(c)3 organization that helps focus local philanthropy on the community’s changing needs. The Foundation manages individual gifts and bequests as an endowed pool of assets, distributing grants to a wide variety of organizations that enhance and support the quality of life in Coweta County, while maintaining the charitable intent of the donors. For more information, call the Foundation at 770-253-1833.

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