Effingham County CommunityWorks Endowment awards $5,000 to the Chamber Foundation in 2020

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation recently announced the Effingham County Chamber Foundation as the 2020 recipient of a $5,000 grant to create a diversity app. The Chamber Foundation of Effingham County embraces new residents of the county and encourages the economic prosperity that comes with increased population. The Chamber Foundation also welcomes a community of diversity, including residents with various languages, faiths, cultures, and orientations. Susan Wilson, chamber volunteer/CEFS Adult Literacy Coordinator, states, "Our goal is to welcome new residents of the county by creating a cell phone app that can be accessed by all consumers in Effingham County and visitors who pass through our community. The app will provide names, addresses, contact information, and more for employers, retailers, houses of worship, health providers, education facilities, social activities, daycare providers, social services, and translation services," explains Wilson.

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