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Volunteer Sen/ices of Iroquols County Receives $20,000 COVID-19
Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
DATE & GEOGRAPHY - To help ease the increased needs of lllinolsans during the COVID-19 pandemic,
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has awarded Volunteer Services of Iroquols County a
$20,000 grant as part of BCBSIL's $1.5 million COVID-19 Community Collaboration Fund.
" The not for profit agency is excited to be able to assist iroquols County residents that have been
affected by the Corona Virus that have been unable to work and support themselves and their families.
BCBSIL selected 75 organizations across Illinois with missions focused on access to care, hunger and
shelter to receive $20,000 grants to rapidly help address to the current crisis.
"We know COViD-19 is challenging the resources that allow local organizations to provide a safety net
for people most in need," said Steve Hamman, president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. "While
we continue to help ensure our members have access to the care and coverage they need, these grants
allow us to broaden our impact and make a difference in the lives of so many."
For a full list of grantees go to https://www.bcbsil.com/newsroom/category/community-health/covid19-community-grant-awards
Volunteer Services is committed to serving seniors, disabled, careglvers and grandparents raising grandchildren In iroquols County.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is committed to expanding access to quality, cost-effective health care to as many
people as possible In Illinois. BCBSIL Is dedicated to Innovation and exploring, nurturing and activating future possibilities to
make the health care system work better for our members and our communities.

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