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Golden Belt Disaster Relief Fund ready to help area communities
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Golden Belt Community Foundation has activated the Golden Belt Disaster Relief Fund in response to Covid-19 to receive donations that will be used to provide support to area nonprofit organizations that are directly involved in assisting individuals and families affected by the pandemic.    

The fund’s purpose is to provide support to charitable organizations that are working to assist individuals and families with relief and recovery efforts, community communication needs for local disasters, and/or support for local units of government. The effects of the pandemic will be felt for many months for local families, and GBCF will be in communication with local nonprofit organizations to learn and understand what types of support are needed.   

“While some local organizations have not yet seen a great increase in need or requests, they are hearing the concern from local residents and anticipate that there will be an increase in needs in the coming weeks and months,” explained Christy Tustin, GBCF Executive Director. “This is when the Disaster Relief Fund will be especially helpful.”  

There are no administrative fees taken from donations; 100% will be allocated toward relief efforts. The fund has the flexibility to help address immediate economic and public health impacts as well as focus on the longer-term critical needs, especially those needs that are not being met by other available resources.  

Donations are tax-deductible, as allowed by law, and may be made by: 

• Mailing your donation to GBCF, P.O. Box 1911, Great Bend, KS 67530, or 

• Giving online at (specify “relief fund” in the Write a Note space located below the gift amount – online processing and transaction fees may apply)  

For more information contact the Golden Belt Community Foundation at or call 620-792-3000.