Switchpoint Homeless Shelter and Community Resource Center in southern Utah is the latest recipient of a DRI Foundation grant through its Global Pandemic Fund, focused on local organizations making a difference to those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The mission of the Switchpoint Homeless Shelter and Community Resource Center is to empower families and individuals in need by addressing the underlying causes of their poverty and providing each client with a personalized, comprehensive plan that supports them on their journey to self-sufficiency and the opportunity to contribute to the community.
“While our city, country, and the world are responding to a health issue of significant magnitude, we at Switchpoint want to remind our community that the poor among us are still in need of food assistance”, Executive Director Carol Hollowell told the Southern Utah Independent.
The Switchpoint food pantry serves 400 – 600 households each week, including seniors, veterans, and children. Its Community Resource Center brings over 20 nonprofit partners and local government agencies together to offer services to those who visit the center. During the pandemic, its emergency shelter continues to remain open 24/7, with the food pantry and soup kitchen still serving Monday through Friday.
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.