New nonprofit coalition, Together Chippewa Valley, to help community during COVID-19 pandemic

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- Together Chippewa Valley is a new nonprofit coalition that is meant to coordinate a response effort to address community needs during the COVID-19 crisis, raise funds through a first-of-its-kind community-wide fundraising initiative, support each other’s missions, to survive, and to thrive.

A group of nonprofit organizations in the Chippewa Valley have created one fundraising campaign that will provide essential financial support during this economic crisis. The nonprofits plan to work as one so that they can survive the crisis together.

Together Chippewa Valley is a coalition of nonprofits forming to coordinate a response effort to address community needs during the COVID-19 crisis, to raise funds through a first-of-its-kind community-wide fundraising initiative, support each other’s missions, to survive, and to thrive.

Out of respect for individuals, businesses, and other organizations that are being severely impacted in various ways, and acknowledging many want to help, nonprofit organizations in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties have come together in solidarity to create one fundraising campaign that will provide essential financial support during this
economic crisis.

Just as it is important that the communities’ businesses and other vital organizations survive this critical time, nonprofit organizations that provide crucial services in our communities are doing all they can to remain strong and sustain
themselves in order to continue serving those who rely on them. The financial and social costs of COVID-19 are
extensive, and they will continue to mount. Nonprofits’ facilities have been closed, events and programs canceled, fundraisers postponed or canceled, and expenses incurred to work remotely while these groups have continued to serve the community and their missions. Like so many, these organizations are concerned that they may not be able to provide the high standard of services to the community that will be needed when COVID-19 finally retreats.

Together Chippewa Valley will work as one so the Chippewa Valley’s nonprofits can survive this crisis. Together, they can can bring arts and social play back to our communities. Together, they can care for and nurture animals and children. Together, they can inspire all people to stay healthy and active. Together, with the help of community support, local nonprofits will remain active in our communities.

The following organizations have also now become members:
Bob’s House for Dogs
The Community Table
Chippewa Humane Association
Fierce Freedom
Sculpture Tour of Eau Claire
UCP Western Wisconsin
YMCA of the Chippewa Valley

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