APPLETON (NBC 26) — The Fox Valley Humane Association received a $10,000 COVID-19 relief grant to help during this difficult time.
Community First Credit Union said they first received the grant from the Federal Home Loan (FHL) Bank of Chicago to be awarded to organizations in communities dealing with unexpected expenses due to COVID-19.
Community First President and CEO Cathie Tierney announced the donation to the local nonprofit association Thursday.
“Throughout the challenges of COVID-19, Fox Valley Humane Association has continued to provide for the care and safety of lost and surrendered animals, coordinating adoptions and foster care with compassion and dwindling financial resources,” said Tierney. “We are pleased to provide some relief with the help of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and double the donation thanks to the generous $100,000 matching grant from Mary Beth Nienhaus to the Fox Valley Humane Association.”
The Appleton-based animal shelter re-opened to the public June 1 after being restricted to virtual adoptions since March in response to the pandemic.
“We are grateful for this donation and assist from Community First Credit Union and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago,” said Vicki Prey, Executive Director of the Fox Valley Humane Association. “Donations like these will go a long way toward helping deal with additional costs incurred over several months due to the pandemic.”