SWEETWATER COUNTY — Five local organizations in Sweetwater County received a monetary donation from the Holy Communion Episcopal Church on Friday morning during a virtual check signing.
The Church was given $10,000 from Diocese of Wyoming to help combat various challenges many are facing from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Diocese of Wyoming pledged $1 million from its foundation to many churches across the state for similar purposes.
Climb Wyoming, Food Bank of Sweetwater County, Treatment Court Foundation of Sweetwater County, Sweetwater Family Resource Center and YWCA Sweetwater County were the five organizations who received the donations.
The Sweetwater Family Resource Center said that the funds they have received have already been used for rent and utilities. The Center said that the donation would go towards helping others who have been calling for help.
Climb Wyoming said that the check will help many mothers and their children during this time. COVID-19 has posed unique challenges and the money will help with some immediate needs within Climb Wyoming’s reach.
As for Food Bank of Sweetwater County, they plan to create four meals for every dollar donated — right around 8,000 meals.
Treatment Court Foundation of Sweetwater County said that they will also be using the money for rent and other immediate needs as stimulus checks have ran dry and people are still in need for upcoming bills next month.
Lastly, YWCA Sweetwater County said that the donation will help provide the basic needs for those they assist in abusive situations.
Each organization expressed gratitude for the generosity of the Diocese of Wyoming and the Holy Communion Episcopal Church.