COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND
Rosemary Beach Foundation is in its 14th year of helping our Walton County community, and once again we are continuing that commitment with the establishment of a COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
During these unprecedented and uncertain times, the lives of many have been affected, and our charitable partners are working to provide food, mental health, and housing support. To kick-off these efforts, the Foundation has contributed $5,000 to this newly created fund, and we invite our friends and neighbors to donate.
One hundred percent of all donations to the Rosemary Beach Foundation’s COVID 19 Emergency Fund will go towards assisting local residents. Specifically, we will support:
Caring and Sharing of South Walton County, which provides food and assistance with rent, utilities, etc.;
Shelter House, which provides financial assistance, shelter and counseling to victims of domestic violence;
Food for Thought, which provides food for children and families
We will continue to monitor the needs in our county. We hope that you will show your generosity towards those impacted by this pandemic and join us in helping our community.
Cindy Joyce, Vice President
The Rosemary Beach Foundation
All money raised will be distributed to local organizations involved in COVID-19 Emergency Relief Efforts
DONATE BY CHECK
Mail your check to:
Rosemary Beach Foundation
P O Box 611306
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
*Make checks out to "Rosemary Beach Foundation" with "for COVID-19 Emergency Fund" in the memo line.
CARING AND SHARING OF SOUTH WALTON provides food and financial assistance to over 1,000 Walton County Residents each month. Since March, the needs for our services have increased due to COVID-19. With support from our community, Caring and Sharing has been able to provide over 1,300 bags filled with food and close to $44,000 in rent and utility assistance. To learn more about Caring & Sharing and how you can help visit www.caringandsharingsowal.org
SHELTER HOUSE is the state-certified domestic and sexual violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton counties. Services include a 24-hour hotline, 24-hour helpline for sexual assault counseling and response, crisis counseling, advocacy, outreach, community referral, court accompaniment, primary prevention, and confidential shelter with on-site kennel. www.shelterhousenwfl.org
FOOD FOR THOUGHT backpacks filled with healthy, easy to prepare food for students who are dependent on free or reduced school meals. During this time of COVID 19, Food for thought has modified their program and has weekly food pick up service. Over 6,000 full size food items per week are distributed. Food for Thought will continue to do so until schools return in August. fftfl.org