Helping Our Neighbors

Regional Response Fund 

Greater Cincinnati Foundation, United Way Greater Cincinnati Launch COVID-19 Regional Response Fund 

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation & United Way of Greater Cincinnati have come together to launch the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. The most vulnerable members of our community, many of whom already face health and economic disparities, will be disproportionately affected by the global pandemic. This fund will provide support for local nonprofit organizations that address food insecurity, housing and shelter, medical response, childcare and eldercare. Click here to learn more and to find out how you can help support this important effort.   Click here to make a donation.  

 

Horizon Community Funds – Emergency Relief Fund 

Horizon Community Funds Launches NKY Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund 

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has launched the NKY Coronavirus Emergency Relief FundThe Relief Fund will provide flexible financial assistance to nonprofits serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties that are experiencing increased demand for resources in response to the COVID-19 virus in our community. Click here to learn more and to make a contribution. 

 

 

Childcare 

YMCA Offering Childcare Option for Hospital/Emergency Personnel 

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is offering a Kids Camp for children (potty-trained, ages 3-12) of hospital/emergency personnel at many of their Ohio and Kentucky locations. Children will participate in a variety of activities provided by YMCA staff so that these essential personnel are able to assist the community at this critical time with peace of mind.  

  • HOURS: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hours may vary based on need of 1st shift hospital personnel  
  • PRICING: $165/week* or $35/day**  
    *Partial scholarships or subsides may be available, check with the local branch for details  
    **Please contact Kentucky branches for daily program pricing  
  • REGISTRATION: Contact your local YMCA that is offering this program option. Space is limited, registrations will be first come, first serve. Proof of employment must be provided upon first check-in. Click here for the registration form.  

   

Northern Kentucky University   

NKU has launched a Student Emergency Fund to reduce student anxiety during a difficult “Any student can use the resource to reduce a financial barrier associated with life circumstances during the COVID-19 outbreak, including:  

  • Providing food, toiletries and funding necessary medications;  
  • Aiding in any educational-related expenses as NKU moves to online classes;  
  • Assisting students who may need to travel home or to and from work;  
  • Helping cover unmet financial costs due to loss of employment; and 
  • Supplementing student wages unable to be earned due to closures. 

NKU has immediately begun raising the funds and students can apply now. To learn more, click here.   

 

 

Transportation  

TANK (Transit Authority of NKY) Reducing Schedule – Select Express Routes will not operate effective Monday 3/23/2020 Due to COVID-19 related changes, TANK will be operating a REDUCED SUNDAY SCHEDULE -Beginning Monday 3/23/2020. Express Routes that do not normally run on Sunday will not run during this time.  TANK will continue to provide the public with pertinent and up-to-date information on any service changes, closures, events, and COVID-19 operational updates through our website, alert system, the news media and our social media.    https://www.tankbus.org/   

  

Utilities  
Duke Energy & Owen Electric Suspending disconnections for nonpayment Dukeenergyupdates.com & https://www.owenelectric.com 

 

NKY Water District for billing questions or turned on/off    
https://www.nkywater.org/ | 859-578-9898   

 

Cincinnati Water Works     
https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/water/ | 513-591-7700 

 

NKY Sanitation Department (SD1)     

Lobby Closed; Water Shutoffs, Late Fees and Penalties Temporarily Suspended.  Due to recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SD1 has closed its lobby and temporarily suspended penalties, late fees and water disconnections for non-payment. In the interim, if you have questions about your sanitary or storm water services or billing, please call (859) 578-7450 or email info@SD1.org. We will continue to look for ways to support our customers during this challenging time.     

READ MORE:  http://sd1.org/NewsArticle.aspx?id=20148   

 

How to Support Small Business/Restaurants 

As our region navigates the changes resulting from COVID-19, the NKY Chamber encourages you to support our many members that are being impacted. Many are offering creative solutions to meet the needs of you and your families. We ask that you please help support these small and local businesses by visiting their websites and social media outlets for information on how they are now doing business. Keep in mind, as long as you are buying from someone in your community, you're helping to keep those business open, and your neighbors employed.   

 

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