Jul 31, 2020 10:05 AM

First Call receives grant from Heartland Community Foundation

Posted Jul 31, 2020 10:05 AM

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First Call for Help of Ellis County, which provides crisis assistance, service coordination, and education to the most vulnerable populations in Ellis County announced this week it was awarded a $3,000 Heartland Community Foundation Immediate Needs Grant.

The grant will increase our assistance funds, which helps low-income households in four categories: rental assistance, utility assistance, food assistance, and diaper assistance.

 “We are grateful for Heartland Community Foundation’s investment in our assistance program, which will allow us to serve more individuals and families in crisis.” said Linda Mills, Executive Director. “Without the support from the Heartland Community Foundation, First Call would not be in a position to meet the increased need, especially for those who are financially stressed due to the pandemic.

Since 2017, Heartland Community Foundation has built stronger communities and helped donors make a difference through charitable giving in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. Each year, the foundation distributes thousands of dollars back to our region through community grants.