Disaster Relief Fund
An effective response, regardless of where a natural disaster occurs, requires sustained involvement on behalf of donors, responding organizations and a myriad of other actors. The bulk of disaster dollars are often allocated during the emergency humanitarian relief phase (with a focus on emergency food, shelter, water, sanitation and health care). Emergency relief is vital. Still, experts agree that disaster relief dollars are insufficient to meet the medium- and long-term needs of disaster-affected communities.
Community Foundation of Western Virginia, Inc. (d/b/a Foundation for Roanoke Valley and Martinsville Area Community Foundation) has established a Disaster Relief Fund in order to respond to catastrophic events as they occur.
How will the Disaster Relief Funds be used?
100% of all donations (except any online credit card processing fees) will be used to respond to the complete timeline of the disaster management effort: from immediate relief to recovery, and then to reconstruction and rebuilding.
Who will the funds support?
The Disaster Relief Fund will support nonprofit organizations and public entities that have a defined role in short-term and long-term recovery efforts by providing critical services to individuals, families and communities impacted by the disaster. Each nonprofit or public entity who receives disaster relief funds will be carefully vetted by the Foundation to insure the most effective and efficient use of the monies raised.
How can I make a donation?
Donations can be made online here. Checks can be mailed to Martinsville Area Community Foundation at P.O. Box 1124, Martinsville, VA 24114. Please designate your gift for “Disaster Relief”. Donor Advisors may also recommend a grant to the Disaster Relief Fund by submitting a Donor Advised Fund Grant Recommendation Form. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Click & Pledge is a non-profit organization that processes online donations for Martinsville Area Community Foundation. This form will show our legal corporate name of "Community Foundation of Western Virginia, Inc." The online form allows you to direct your gift to a specific Martinsville Area Community Foundation Fund or Program, or you can indicate "operating fund" if you wish to make a general support gift. Please include your contact information so that we may thank you for your gift.
Click & Pledge is a secure giving site. Once you make your donation, you will receive an electronic receipt via e-mail. Save your receipt for your records. Gifts are deductible to the maximum extent permitted by current law.
Please note: To cover credit card transaction costs associated with processing your donation, a fee of 3.75% & $0.35 of your total gift will be deducted by Click & Pledge before your contribution is distributed to Martinsville Area Community Foundation.