The Hendricks County Community Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding to act as the fiscal sponsor for the Hendricks County Community Organizations Active in Disaster Response and Recovery (HC-COAD).
This will allow the community foundation to accept donations from the public to address recovery needs in case of a future disaster in the county. The memorandum was ratified by the HCCF board at its December meeting.
The Hendricks County COAD is a collaborative network of organizations, individuals, businesses, governmental agencies and others who work toward the mission of helping to minimize the effects of a disaster. The mission of the COAD is to strengthen area-wide disaster coordination by promoting advocacy and planning, and to reduce the impact of disasters by facilitating communication, coordination, collaboration and cooperation.
“I’m pleased that we are able to have the Community Foundation act as our fiscal sponsor,” said Brittany Younger, president of the HC-COAD and Public Health Preparedness coordinator with the Hendricks County Health Department. “It is critical to plan in advance to help mitigate the effects of any future disaster, and having the Community Foundation as a partner is key to these efforts.”
For more information on the group or on donating, call 268-6240 or visit the website at www.hendrickscountycf.org.