Boosting Texas Nonprofits Providing COVID-19 Relief

Boosting Texas Nonprofits Providing COVID-19 Relief

As Texas lifts restrictions implemented to prevent coronavirus spread, Nicole Sarkar is trying to spread resources while safely transporting elderly clients to doctor appointments that had been postponed for weeks. 

As executive director of Drive a Senior Central, Sarkar’s work to serve clients — all older than age 60 and at high risk of severe COVID-19 — has become more challenging since the outbreak began. The organization, which transports elderly Austin-area residents free of charge, has stopped allowing volunteers to drive clients to and from appointments and activities to avoid potential infection. 

The Communities Foundation of Texas – with a $1 million donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas – established its Collaborative Grant Fund to assist nonprofits with COVID-19 relief efforts statewide. Read more about how the funds are helping nonprofits like Drive a Senior Central in the BCBSTX Newsroom. 

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