Current Projects

Bear River COVID-19 RELIEF COALITION

The Bear River COVID-19 Relief Coalition was formed to create a community wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Cache County, Utah. Formed on 6/10/2020, the coalition is a diverse group of local churches, businesses, government organizations, non-profits and community volunteers. The Bear River Community Services Foundation agreed to assist the coalition with fundraising efforts and takes donations on their behalf. Those donations are expended only as the coalition recommends, and no administration fees are charged by the foundation for their service. For more information visit the Bear River COVID-19 Relief Coalition website at: https://www.brvoad.org/.

You can donate to those efforts at: http://bearriverfoundation.org/donate/

HOMELESSNESS

Homelessness is a growing challenge for many households in our community. In the absence of a general shelter, homeless households have limited options in the Bear River region. Donations to the Bear River Community Services Foundation are used to fill gaps in existing services. Donations have been used to help pay for bus vouchers to assist homeless households reach the nearest shelter and cover costs for organizing the annual Point in Time count where local volunteers locate homeless households and connect them with community services. You can read more about these efforts at https://www.upr.org/post/homeless-pit-count-showed-enormous-increase-bear-river-area .

MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION VOUCHERS

Since 2015, Bear River Association of Governments has been helping persons with disabilities, seniors, and low-income individuals and families have better access to medical appointments and treatments, the pharmacy, and the local food pantry or grocery store. The Bear River Community Services Foundation helps raise funds for this program. With limited funding, this critical service has already helped provide many rides to people through vouchers utilized by family, friends, and neighbors to help offset rising transportation costs. Click the “Medical Voucher Program (MVP)” tab on the Bear River Mobility website to learn more: bearrivermobility.info