The United Way of the Columbia Gorge and the Healthy Gorge Initiative have launched the COVID-19 Gorge Community Response Fund to address the immediate needs faced by nonprofit organizations and their clients in Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Klickitat, and Skamania counties PacificSource Community Solutions has donated $25,000 and the Columbia Gorge Health Council matched that to start the fund. Collective Impact Health Specialist Paul Lindberg says the non-profit sector has been impacted in a similar way as for-profit business have been, while dealing with community needs that will continue to need to be dealt with. Those who would like to donate can do so at unitedwaycolumbiagorge.org/give. To apply for funding, a simple grant application process to expedite funding to nonprofits providing essential services and experiencing the greatest impact is underway. Application information is available at gorgeimpact.com.