The public library system is often the backbone of community assistance, and during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, such help is needed more than ever. As part of its Global Pandemic Fund, the DRI Foundation has provided a donation to help support the Seattle Public Library Foundation.
“In these times, many people depend on the library not only for insight on work and learnings, but for shelter,” said Michele Turner, MBCP and DRI Foundation Director of Giving. “With the ‘stay home, stay healthy’ order, this has had a significant impact.”
“The Library is rapidly shifting gears to change how it provides services to our public without the use of buildings or in-person visits,” said Jonna Ward, CEO of SPLF in a message to supporters. “And the Library Foundation is doing the same to ensure the Library has funding to deliver services that our community needs right now. We can do this because of the generosity of people like you who love and rely on the Library, have a deep belief in the value of its mission, and recognize the essential role libraries have in reducing social and economic inequalities.”
The DRI Foundation is proud to support such nonprofit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. 100 percent of the money collected for the Global Pandemic Fund will go to small, local organizations that are an integral part of their communities. Click here to donate.