The Mosaic Company has invested $5,000 with the Gulf Coast Partnership to support the work of the COAD in creating a strong and agile system of coordination between non-profits and government agencies during and after a disaster.
“We assumed the COAD would activate for a natural disaster like a hurricane or flood. Like everyone, we were unprepared for a pandemic and the type of response that was necessary” said Angela Hogan, Gulf Coast Partnership’s CEO. “We needed to find innovative ways to support the medical, human, and social effects of COVID-19, especially for the most vulnerable members of our community.”
The grant from The Mosaic Company allowed the Gulf Coast Partnership to expand their office space to accommodate the work of disaster response. This expansion, as well as the services provided under the COAD, were necessary to increase the community’s service capacity. The most important job of the Gulf Coast Partnership and the COAD is to coordinate services and provide resources for agencies on the front lines. The impacts provided through this grant include an increase in vital operating funding brought to the community through state and federal sources to run shelters, house people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, feed the hungry, provide street outreach, mental health, physical health, and other life sustaining functions.
About The Mosaic Company
The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single-source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry. More information on the company is available at https://www.mosaicco.com.
About Gulf Coast Partnership
The Gulf Coast Partnership is a community-wide initiative formed to understand community needs, identify best practices, and to forge community consensus to implement goals and strategies to raise the quality of life for all Charlotte County residents. To learn more about the Gulf Coast Partnership and what we are doing in the community, visit gulfcoastpartnership.org.