Meridian Receives $30,000 from COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund

Meridian HealthCare has received $30,000 from the COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund, a joint effort of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the Raymond John Wean Foundation and the Youngstown Foundation. Meridian received $15,000 from the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and $15,000 from the Youngstown Foundation.

The fund will help provide food for over 177 individuals and families living in Meridian’s eight housing facilities. Meridian maintains several different types of permanent supportive housing facilities designed to address the varying needs of our clients who consist of the homeless, veterans, women with children, men, individuals with chronic mental illness, and low-income senior citizens. Meridian will deliver food items to each home that include bread, milk, baby food, bottled water, canned food, vegetables, fruits, soups, peanut butter, cereal and other nonperishables.

“We are so grateful to receive this support from the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and the Youngstown Foundation – it’s going to help so many people,” shared Larry Moliterno, President/CEO of Meridian. “Both of these Foundations continue to make an impact not only at Meridian but throughout our community.”

The Mahoning Valley Community Response Fund was created in response to the growing global health crisis directly impacting the Mahoning Valley. This fund is currently focused on the impact of COVID-19 and the pressing needs of Valley residents. It will also become a long-term resource to assist our community now and in the future when needs arise.

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes which effectively assist and promote the wellbeing of residents of Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. Information about the Foundation can be found at www.cfmv.org.

The Youngstown Foundation is the fourth-oldest community foundation in the country. It is a locally administered, not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization awarding about $6 million in grants annually. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial assistance to charitable, scientific and educational institutions that promote the mental, moral, and physical well-being of the inhabitants of the City of Youngstown and vicinity. More information can be found at www.youngstownfoundation.org