Community support during a pandemic and what you can do to help

The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on the world as well as within our community. While some are experiencing heightened anxiety about loss of income, the health of loved ones, and social isolation, others are facing extreme hardships. In times like these, communities need of support, and ours has been working hard to do just that. See how local organizations have been providing support to those in need during these difficult times.

The Greater Cheyenne COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Forward Greater Cheyenne and the city of Cheyenne have partnered up to create a fund to provide critical support to our neighbors in need. Assistance includes…

  • Transportation, Rent or Mortgage Payments, Deposit Payments, Utility Payments, Utility Deposits, Health/Mental Health Services, or Prescription Payments to be paid to the vendor.  
  • A small amount of direct assistance for groceries, supplies, gasoline, etc. may be considered, use the Assistance Requested section of the form. 

You can donate or apply for relief here: 

https://www.forwardgreatercheyenne.org/greater-cheyenne-covid-19

Wyoming Hunger Initiative

First Lady Jennie Gordon’s Wyoming Hunger Initiative was created in 2019 to find solutions to food insecurity, which impacts 71,000 residents statewide. In the wake of the pandemic, job loss and school closures have created a further need for such resources, that are supplemented by and outlined on their website.

  • Laramie County school closure meals and youth feeding programs
  • Food pantries
  • Support for elderly residents.
  • Non-perishable food drives

You can find more information about donations and support here: https://www.nohungerwyo.org/laramie-county

Grant Programs for Small Business Assistance

https://wyomingbusiness.org/covid19

Missing something? Drop a comment below to let us know about any other community efforts!

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