As each day reminds us of the impact of COVID-19 on our community, it might be hard to see when this pandemic will ever end. The positive news is that people are coming forward to help and to support their neighbors in need and the region as a whole.

Recently, Terry and Sharon Bridges made a gift to the IE COVID-19 Resilience Fund at the Inland Empire Community Foundation. The fund is designed to support nonprofit organizations that are providing emergency services such as food, shelter, cash assistance and health care, and to assist nonprofits for long-term financial survival.

“One of the very troubling aspects of the pandemic is a feeling of helplessness for ourselves, our friends and family and beyond,” said Terry Bridges. “Giving to the Resilience Fund is not only a way of helping, but also knowing that it will quickly benefit our community in a time of immediate and great need.”

Going a step further, the Bridges are helping people who have temporarily lost their jobs by paying their lost wages during this challenging time. His wife also shared that treating strangers to random acts of kindness each day will be a major focus for them.

Terry is respected both as a trial lawyer and a leader in the Riverside community for over 45 years. His wife Sharon has served in leadership roles with both the local and statewide League of Women Voters and partnered with her husband on various political and issue campaigns.

Philanthropy and giving back is important to the Bridges because they “feel a strong obligation to give back to a community which has given so much to us.”

Like the Bridges, we encourage you to support the IE COVID-19 Resilience Fund. Gifts of all sizes are welcomed and we thank for your generosity. Make a gift today:

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