Rock United Relief Fund
As difficult and frightening as the COVID-19 virus is to all of us as individuals, it is even more so to the restaurants, hotels, retailers and other small businesses at the heart and core of Blowing Rock. The future and vibrancy of our wonderful Village is dependent upon the continued success and ongoing operation of these small businesses, especially those in the travel and leisure business.
As a community, there is a growing realization that we must do something to help our small businesses through this unprecedented and difficult time. The “Rock United Relief Fund” dedicated solely to helping our small businesses survive.
The Rock United Relief Fund has been established by The Village Foundation of Blowing Rock at First Citizens Bank as a restricted account. All contributions will be tax deductible to the extent provided by law. The Board of Directors of The Village Foundation has delegated the authority to receive, review, and act upon grant requests from small businesses to a special, community based, Grants Review Committee composed of five members of the Blowing Rock community. The members of the Grant Review Committee are Tim Hilton, Chair, J B Lawrence, Tim Gupton and Charlie Sellers. The committee members have been carefully chosen based on their business expertise and leadership positions in the community.