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CRRC Receives $25,000 Grant for Helping Families Impacted by COVID-19

Volunteers at the Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) prepare bags of healthy snacks and food items for kids.

Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) has received a $25,000 grant from the San Antonio Area Foundation that it will use to support families directly impacted by COVID-19.

Development Director Maureen Schein said funds can be applied to rent, utilities and even non-emergency prescriptions for things like insulin.

Callers will be triaged through the CRRC.

To qualify, recipients must prove their financial need is related to COVID-19:

  • They or the household breadwinner was laid off or lost work hours.
  • Someone was afflicted with COVID-19.
  • The applicant was unable to get treatment or do something because of the COVID-19 shutdown.

“We just need to show the financial need is related to COVID,” Schein said. “We’re going to try to help them past the problem.”

Since March 15 the CRRC has served 55 households in connection with COVID-19.

Also in May, Schein said CRRC received $5,000 from the Burdine Johnson Foundation in Buda to supplement its Abundant Bags for Children program.

School children can come in once a month to receive a free bag filled with healthy snacks and meal items.

CRRC Needs Toilet Paper

Schein said toilet paper supplies were never an issue for the charity during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supplies were 10-feet high. Donors arrived regularly with big packages of 32 rolls.

“We made it through the toilet paper crisis and so did our customers,” Schein said.

But now they’re out.

Donations of toilet paper or food supplies should be delivered to CRRC’s new building, 1917 FM 2673 in Canyon Lake.

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