Senior Services Receives Grant from Glick Philanthropies Community Relief Fund
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia Among 107 Organizations Selected for $820,000 Community Relief Fund
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia received a $7500 grant from the Glick Community Relief Fund, a grant program of Glick Philanthropies to help local nonprofit organizations continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Senior Services supports residents and neighbors of Cambridge Square, an apartment community managed by the Gene B. Glick Company.
The grant to Senior Services was one of 107 grants totaling $821,600 to organizations supporting communities during this time of heightened demand. Organizations were nominated by Gene B. Glick Company employees. Qualifying organizations were then asked to complete an application.
“Glick Philanthropies is committed to building strong, vibrant communities where the Gene B. Glick Company operates,” said David Barrett, vice chair, president and CEO of the Glick Family Foundation. “A strong community means access to safe, affordable housing, programs to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable neighbors, and initiatives that deepen our connection through the arts. Many of our neighbors face challenges associated with the coronavirus, but there are organizations doing heroic work to help. We’re proud to support these organizations through the Glick Community Relief Fund so they can continue to build community and create opportunity.”
The number of older adults receiving Senior Services’ home-delivered meals has tripled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the organization has been providing 3,000 meals per week to seniors throughout its service area. With the additional support from Glick Philanthropies, Senior Services has been able to ensure that 55 seniors who reside in Glick’s Cambridge Square apartments and in adjacent communities have access to fresh produce to supplement their meals during the pandemic.
“As we continue to meet the needs of older adults during this pandemic, we are grateful for the support of the Glick Foundation,” said Steve Zollos, CEO, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia. “This grant will allow us to keep our seniors safe while providing them with the nutritious meals they need.”
About Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is the regional organization that serves as the lead advocate for older adults residing in South Hampton Roads and Western Tidewater. For almost half a century, the organization has changed the lives of tens of thousands of the region’s seniors for the better, by providing easy access to high-quality programs and services designed to help individuals age in place in their own communities. In 2019, more than 10,000 people throughout the Southeastern Virginia region were served. To learn more about Senior Services, please call 757-461-9481, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, or visit www.ssseva.org.
About Glick Philanthropies
Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. Together, Glick Philanthropies strives to strengthen the quality of life in central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located to ensure that people in those communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, the Glick Housing Foundation, the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Far Eastside Success Initiative and TeenWorks. Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded over $215 million to charitable causes and has led a transformative effort to improve education and economic opportunity on Indianapolis’ far eastside where the Gene B. Glick Company was originally headquartered. For more information, visit GlickPhilanthropies.org.