Dare County’s Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) received a stimulus grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation of $2,500. The grant will help the VAC address the impact of COVID-19 on the veterans of Dare County.
“We’re proud to partner with NVI, supporting veterans and their families where they live and work,” commented Richard Probst, Chairman for the Dare County Veterans Advisory Council.. “Our thanks to the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the NFL for the Local Partner stimulus grant to help us continue our important efforts during this time of even greater need.”
The VAC determined that the best use of the funds would be to distribute them through Interfaith Community Outreach (ICO). ICO provides assistance to individuals facing a temporary emergency crisis. ICO is able to connect individuals in need of services within the community as well as provide financial assistance.
“It was a common sense solution for the VAC to provide the funds to ICO. They have a reputation for helping those in Dare County in need. Additionally, they have an application and vetting process in place which assures those with the greatest need, get help,” Probst continued.
The Dare County VAC donated an additional $1,400 of their funds for a total of $3,900 donated to ICO. Veterans who believe that may be in need of assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are encouraged to reach out to Interfaith Community Outreach at interfaithoutreach.com or 252.480.0070.