Holston Foundation Gives Coronavirus Emergency Response Grants

The Holston Foundation awarded $58,00 in Coronavirus Emergency Response Grants to 59 United Methodist ministries and churches in the Holston Conference representing all nine districts.

Knoxville’s WATE-TV has shared featured stories on grants given to two churches. Watch the videos here:
First UMC Gatlinburg’s food delivery
Powell United Methodist Church’s food pantry

Meadowview United Methodist Church’s Mary’s Lunch Box ministry expanded its elementary school food ministry to meet additional needs. Read the feature here

The Holston Foundation received more than $124,000 in grant requests from those responding to needs. Churches and ministries were awarded grants that are meeting immediate needs in response to the coronavirus crisis to provide direct help to communities.

Churches and ministries are responding by providing food in new and innovative ways, developing new partnerships, providing childcare, expanding necessary ministries, and more.