The Fairfield Community Foundation has created a fund to help non-profits in Fairfield and Fairfield Twp. deal with canceled events as the state has put in place extreme mandates to limit exposure in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. FILE

Fairfield Community Foundation establishes fund to aid in coronavirus slowdown

This announcement comes a day after the Journal-News reported the Middletown Community Foundation establishing a similar fund.

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“Our first obligation, as stated in our mission, is to serve the Greater Fairfield community,” said Linda Yarger, Fairfield Community Foundation executive director.

The state has issued several mandates and recommendations in response to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, including social distancing and self-isolation.

The Fairfield Community Foundation will post social media ads directing people to its website to consider donating to support non-profits. Yager said the foundation, however, is restricted to granting only to non-profit organizations.

To help, visit FairfieldCommuntyFoundation.org. The Fairfield Community Foundation supports Fairfield and Fairfield Twp.

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