• Mount Dora Community Trust Kicks off Disaster Response Fund

    The Mount Dora Community Trust has announced it is opening a Disaster Response Fund, in response to the needs created by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.  Anyone can give to the fund and 100% of the donations will be used to help community needs.

    Rob English, Executive Director of the Community Trust said, “Every one of us at the Community Trust and the First National Bank of Mount Dora are thinking of all the individuals, families, businesses and communities that are being impacted by Covid-19.  We felt it was in our community’s best interest to open our Disaster Response Fund.  This will allow citizens to make a tax-deductible gift, which will be used to help the needs of our community.

    In order to address the needs that arise from Covid-19, the Community Trust will work with local government, businesses and other non-profits to identify organizations that are helping those impacted. We will allocate grants from the Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate assistance to those in need.  Examples of what may be funded may include food, gas, utility and medical assistance. 

    If you are a person in need, you are encouraged to contact the appropriate governmental and other local resources that are working to meet your needs.  The Community Trust is unable to provide direct assistance to any individual.

    We are asking other grantmakers to participate in helping with this critical initiative.  Those interested are encouraged to contact Sarah Herrick, Grant and Scholarship Manager with the Mount Dora Community Trust, at Sarah.Herrick@MDCTrust.org.

    Those interested in making a tax-deductible gift to the Disaster Response Fund, may do so on the give page of the Community Trust’s website https://mountdoracommunitytrust.com/give/ or mail a check to the address below.  Community Trust fundholders can also make a grant to the Disaster Response Fund from their donor advised fund.

    For additional information contact Rob English at Rob.English@MDCTrust.org , 821 Donnelly Street, Mount Dora 32757 or (352) 383-2150.