WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke with members of Philanthropy West Virginia on a teleconference call where she provided an update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. During the call, Senator Capito heard from various philanthropy organizations and non-profits about their concerns, answered questions, and provided an update on how the third coronavirus relief package—which passed the Senate Wednesday evening—will aid them.
“Philanthropy West Virginia’s members have always been there to lend a helping hand to those in need and given back to the community, making the Mountain State a better place,” Senator Capito said. “I’m so proud the Senate was able to deliver for non-profits in the most recent coronavirus relief package. Because of the broad definition of ‘small business’ in this bill, non-profits will be considered eligible for all the benefits other small businesses are guaranteed. I thank the Philanthropy West Virginia members for sharing their feedback with me and for their tireless efforts to make our state the best it can be.”
"West Virginia's nonprofits and foundations are responding to the needs of our citizens and communities every day, but even more now with COVID-19 response. Philanthropy West Virginia appreciates Senator Capito for joining us to hear the needs of these organizations in serving our citizens as well as providing action on ways to relieve the burden on nonprofits which employs one out of every nine West Virginians. Philanthropy WV believes that working together across philanthropy, nonprofits, business, and government that we can become even stronger as a state as we face these uncertain times," said Paul Daugherty, President and CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia.