Human Resource Center receives $25,000 Nonprofit Recovery Fund Grant from Pike County Commissioners

Milford. The Human Resource Center, which assists the intellectually disabled, will use the funds to buy an emergency backup generator.

| 17 Aug 2022 | 08:48

Human Resources Center, Inc. (HRC) has been one of many nonprofit businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For HRC these effects specifically impacted the intellectually disabled population that HRC assists. The Human Resources Center offers them various services such as vocational training, employment placement, and community participation in Pike County.

Recently the Pike County Commissioners awarded a Nonprofit Recovery Fund Grant of $25,000 to the Human Resources Center to ensure there is no disruption in supporting individuals served in the Pike County facility. The funds will be used to purchase an emergency backup generator to guarantee that the organization has emergency shelter in the event of natural disasters, provide temporary congregate care in the event of further COVID outbreaks, and the ability to continue to provide safe programming and environments during power outages.

The Pike County Nonprofit Recovery Fund was established by the Pike County Commissioners to help nonprofit organizations mitigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic so they can continue to address community needs. The agency would like to express gratitude to Pike County Commissioners, Matthew M Osterberg (Chairman), Ronald R Schmalzle (Vice Chairman), R. Anthony Waldron, (Commissioner).

Quotes: “When we established the Nonprofit Recovery Fund Grants Program, we had committed to awarding $150,000 to local nonprofits. After reviewing applications and seeing how hard these organizations were hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, we knew we needed to help support as many nonprofits as possible. We were ultimately able to help 23 local organizations with $429,812.69,”said Pike County Commissioner Chairman Matthew Osterberg.

The Human Resources Center, Inc. (HRC) is a 501(3)c nonprofit agency established in 1973 dedicated to serving and supporting individuals with disabilities throughout NEPA in Wayne, Pike, Carbon, Monroe, Lackawanna, and Susquehanna counties. At the time of HRC’s inception, there were few options for individuals and community acceptance was sparse. HRC’s founders, a group of local professionals and parents, believed in a brighter and more inclusive future for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

At the time of HRC’s inception, there were few options for individuals and community acceptance was sparse.