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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

波士頓市長馬丁華殊(Marty Walsh)宣佈波士頓防災基金募款額超標逾2000萬美元

波士頓市長馬丁華殊(Marty Walsh)宣佈波士頓防災基金募款額超標逾2000萬美元

(以下為谷哥翻譯,以及英文原文)
市長沃爾什宣布波士頓防災基金的目標資金超過2000萬美元
基金將向八個為波士頓居民提供食物和醫療保健系統支持的組織提供540萬美元的緊急贈款

波士頓-2020325日,星期三-市長馬丁·沃爾什(Martin J.Walsh)市長在回應持續發生的COVID-19大流行首次啟動不到10天后,宣布波士頓抗災力基金已超過其籌集2000萬美元的目標。該基金於上週一成立,旨在為急救人員,重症監護提供者和波士頓家庭提供基本服務,這些人的健康和福祉最直接受到COVID-19的影響。該基金將繼續接受希望捐款並提供支持的個人,組織和慈善夥伴的捐款,並將100%的捐款獎勵給當地組織。

為了滿足緊急需求,該基金今天將向八個為居民提供重要支持的地方組織立即提供540萬美元的即時贈款支持,包括獲得食物和支持為波士頓居民服務的醫療系統。

沃爾什市長說:“看到波士頓在這一危機時期團結起來的人民和組織的慷慨,我感到無比自豪。” “這些贈款將使我們社區中的本地組織能夠提供關鍵服務並擴大其業務規模,以滿足波士頓最脆弱居民的需求。”

波士頓防災基金為滿足居民最迫切的需求而設定的三個優先重點是:(1)確保波士頓的孩子,家庭和老人有食物,(2)支持急救人員,一線工人和醫護人員促進公共衛生,以及(3)向波士頓學生提供遠程學習技術。

如今,以下組織將獲得大量贈款,以擴大其能力,為波士頓的孩子,家庭和老人在家中或紐約市附近的接餐場所提供食物:
•大波士頓食品銀行:大波士頓食品銀行將擴大其能力,繼續向波士頓有需要的人們接收和分發健康食品。
EthosEthos通過其“隨餐用餐”計劃每天定期為居家和孤立的長者提供8,000多頓飯,並將在大流行期間提高其送貨上門的能力。
•關於新鮮/新鮮卡車:新鮮卡車將與Katsiroubas兄弟,基督教青年會和食物獲取辦公室合作交付新鮮農產品和食品。
•社區服務:社區服務為慢性病和重症患者及其家人提供醫學定制的,營養豐富的便餐,並將在大流行期間擴大向這些人群的食物提供。
•麵包計劃:麵包計劃的FoodSource熱線是全州範圍內希望獲取食物資源的人的資源,在大流行期間,呼叫數量增加了四倍。這筆贈款將支持增加撥打電話所需的人員,並指導波士頓居民獲得所需的服務。

以下組織將與波士頓公共衛生委員會合作,獲得重大撥款,以擴大醫療保健系統的能力,以服務那些特別脆弱和復雜需求的人們:
•波士頓無家可歸者醫療保健:BHCHP已迅速將重點轉移到包括新的篩查和測試計劃,創建隔離單位以及操作由波士頓市在薩福克建設公司的支持下創建的新醫療帳篷。
•波士頓醫療中心:BMC將利用該贈款為患者提供更多的護理,增加對醫療提供者和醫護人員的支持,並在他們在其他臨時設施中運營時維持安全,有效和高效的醫院運營。
Pine Street InnPine Street Inn每天為2,000名無家可歸的男女提供全面的服務。在這種大流行期間,Pine Street Inn的工作人員正在增加其設施的清潔工作,並與波士頓公共衛生委員會合作,為那些無家可歸的人提供隔離場所。

此外,得益於該基金的200萬美元贈款以及350萬美元的城市資源,波士頓公立學校上週得以為學生購買了20,000Chromebook,這些圖書現在按年級分配給全區的學生3-12歲在家中無法使用計算機的人。

自成立以來,該基金已從1,800多個捐助者那裡籌集了超過2000萬美元,其中Berkshire PartnersMichelleBob Atchinson,美國銀行,Bain CapitalPaulSandy EdgerlyJohnCyndy Fish / SuffolkGross Family FoundationJohn HancockLiberty MutualPartners HealthCareVertex基金會。
此外,得益於該基金的200萬美元贈款以及350萬美元的城市資源,波士頓公立學校上週得以為學生購買了20,000Chromebook,這些圖書現在按年級分配給全區的學生3-12歲在家中無法使用計算機的人。

自成立以來,該基金已從1,800多個捐助者那裡籌集了超過2000萬美元,其中Berkshire PartnersMichelleBob Atchinson,美國銀行,Bain CapitalPaulSandy EdgerlyJohnCyndy Fish / SuffolkGross Family FoundationJohn HancockLiberty MutualPartners HealthCareVertex基金會。

此外,還成立了一個指導委員會,為波士頓彈性基金提供直接的監督和資金建議。這個由三人組成的委員會包括小傑克·康納斯(Jack Connors),Partners HealthCare總裁兼首席執行官MD.Anne Klibanski,以及Vertex董事長,總裁兼首席執行官Jeffrey Leiden。古德溫·羅(Goodwin Law)是該基金會的無償法律顧問。

波士頓彈性基金籌劃指導委員會成員杰弗裡·萊頓博士說:“在這場危機中,全市人民需要立即的支持,以滿足他們的最基本需求。” “我們的目標是將公眾和我們的慈善團體的慷慨大方引導給能夠立即採取行動來滿足這些需求的組織。”
  
隨著冠狀病毒大流行的影響迅速發展並且可能持續很長時間,紐約市和指導委員會將與非營利合作夥伴和服務提供商緊密合作,以了解他們的需求將如何變化。結果,隨著波士頓居民需求的發展,該基金的優先次序可能會發生變化。未來的大部分贈款將在4月和5月提供,並且鼓勵組織完成一份意向書,以考慮將來的贈款。有關該基金的最新信息將發佈在boston.gov/resiliency-fund上。

波士頓彈性基金位於波士頓慈善信託基金內,該信託基金是由波士頓市財政部管理的現有501c)(3)指定信託基金。有關如何進行捐贈的更多信息,請訪問:boston.gov/resiliency-fund。有關一般查詢,請發送電子郵件至brf@boston.gov

要了解更多有關服務於波士頓非營利組織的其他基金的信息,請訪問馬薩諸塞州慈善基金會的資源頁面。此外,波士頓基金會的COVID-19應急基金和聯合之路的COVID-19家庭支持基金正在努力,將資源快速分配給受冠狀病毒爆發嚴重影響的大波士頓地區的組織和個人。

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES BOSTON RESILIENCY FUND SURPASSES $20 MILLION GOAL

Fund will award $5.4 million in emergency grants to eight organizations that provide food access and healthcare system support for Boston residents

BOSTON - Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - Less than 10 days after it was first launched in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the  Boston Resiliency Fund has surpassed its goal of raising $20 million. The Fund was established last Monday as a means to provide essential services to first responders, critical care providers and Boston families whose health and well-being are most immediately impacted by COVID-19. The Fund will continue accepting donations from individuals, organizations and philanthropic partners who wish to contribute and offer their support, and 100 percent of donations will be awarded to local organizations. 

To meet the emergency needs, the Fund today will distribute $5.4 million in immediate grant support to eight local organizations that provide critical support to residents, including access to food and support for healthcare systems that serve Boston residents. 

"I am incredibly proud to see the generosity of the people and organizations of Boston who have come together during this time of crisis to support one another," said Mayor Walsh. "These grants will allow the local organizations in our community to provide critical services and scale up their operations to meet the needs of Boston's most vulnerable residents."

The three initial priorities set for the Boston Resiliency Fund to meet the most immediate needs of residents are: (1) ensuring Boston's children, families and seniors have access to food, (2) supporting first responders, front-line workers, and healthcare workers to promote public health, and (3) provide technology to Boston students for remote learning.

Today, the following organizations will receive major grants to expand their capacity to provide Boston's children, families and seniors with access to food at home or at pick-up meal sites around the City: 
  • Greater Boston Food Bank: The Greater Boston Food Bank will expand its capacity to continue receiving and distributing healthy food to those in need in Boston. 
  • Ethos: Ethos regularly delivers over 8,000 meals to homebound and isolated elders each day through its Meals on Wheels program, and will increase its capacity to do home delivery during the pandemic. 
  • About Fresh / Fresh Truck: Fresh Truck will partner with Katsiroubas Brothers, YMCA and Office of Food Access on its delivery of fresh produce and groceries.  
  • Community Servings: Community Servings provides medically tailored, nutritious, scratch-made meals to chronically and critically ill individuals and their families, and will expand their food delivery to these populations during the pandemic.  
  • Project Bread: Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline is the statewide resource for people looking to access food resources and has seen a four fold increase in calls during the pandemic. This grant will support the increase in staff needed to field calls and direct Boston residents to the services they need.  

The following organizations will receive major grants to expand capacity of healthcare systems to serve those who are particularly vulnerable and their complex needs, in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission: 
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless: BHCHP has rapidly shifted its focus to include  new screening and testing initiatives, creating isolation units, and operating the new medical tents that were created by the City of Boston with the support of Suffolk Construction. 
  •  Boston Medical Center: BMC will utilize this grant to provide expanded care for its patients, increase support for its medical providers and staff, and sustain safe, effective, and efficient hospital operations as they operate in additional temporary facilities.
  •  Pine Street Inn: Pine Street Inn provides a comprehensive range of services to 2,000 men and women experiencing homelessness every day. During this pandemic, Pine Street Inn staff are increasing cleaning of their facilities and working with the Boston Public Health Commission to staff quarantine sites for people experiencing homelessness. 

In addition, as a result of a $2 million grant from the Fund, along with $3.5 million in City resources, the Boston Public Schools was able to purchase 20,000 Chromebooks for students last week, which are now being distributed to students across the district in grades 3-12 who don't have access to a computer at home.

Since its formation, the Fund has raised more than $20 million from over 1,800 donors, with commitments of $1 million or above from Berkshire Partners, Michelle and Bob Atchinson, Bank of America, Bain Capital, Paul and Sandy Edgerly, John & Cyndy Fish / Suffolk, Gross Family Foundation, John Hancock, Liberty Mutual, Partners HealthCare, and the Vertex Foundation. 

In addition, a Steering Committee was established to provide direct oversight and funding recommendations for the Boston Resiliency Fund. The three-member committee includes Jack Connors, Jr., Anne Klibanski, MD, President and CEO of Partners HealthCare, and Jeffrey Leiden, MD, PhD, Chairman, President and CEO of Vertex. Goodwin Law serves as pro bono legal counsel to the Fund.

"People across the city need immediate support to meet their most basic needs during this crisis," said Dr. Jeffrey Leiden, Boston Resiliency Fund Steering Committee member. "Our goal is to direct the generosity of the public and our philanthropic community as quickly as possible to the organizations positioned to take immediate action in meeting those needs."
  
As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are quickly evolving and potentially long-lasting, the City and the Steering Committee will work closely with non-profit partners and service providers to understand how their needs will change. As a result, the priorities of the fund may change as the needs of Boston residents evolve. The majority of future grants will be made in April and May and organizations are encouraged to complete a statement of interest to be considered for future grants. Updates on the Fund will be posted on boston.gov/resiliency-fund

The Boston Resiliency Fund exists within the Boston Charitable Trust, an existing 501(c)(3) designated trust fund managed by the City of Boston's Treasury Department. For more information on how to make a donation, please visit: boston.gov/resiliency-fund. For general inquiries, please email brf@boston.gov. 

To learn more about other funds serving Boston nonprofits, please visit Philanthropy Massachusetts' resource page. In addition, the COVID-19 Response Fund at The Boston Foundation and the COVID-19 Family Support Fund at the United Way are working to rapidly distribute resources to organizations and individuals in Greater Boston that are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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