The newly formed Sidney Area Covid-19 Relief Fund has made nine monetary awards.

Among the recipients are:

Cullman Child Development Center for food purchase for the center.

Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties for food and gas card purchases for clients

St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Sidney for Back Pack Program support.

Bainbridge Soup Kitchen to purchase ice chest containers for takeout food

Delaware Valley Humane Society for animal food and cleaning and sanitation supplies.

Salvation Army to provide PPE kits for 5 area food pantries

A.O.Fox Hospital Tri-Town Campus for safety equipment for patients and staff

Sidney United Way to purchase masks and hand sanitizers for area businesses when they re-open.

Sidney United Way executive Director Dennis Porter said his 20-member group seeded the COVID-19 Relief Fund with an initial $10,000.  Later, the Sidney Central School Alumni Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to match that amount.  SCSAA President Doug Sheldon said this partnership further bolsters his groups mission.

To contribute or for more information visit www.sidneyunitedway.org and click on COVID-19 Relief Fund.