City of Green and Green Area Chamber Launch COVID-19 Fund


Valerie Wolford
Communications Manager, City of Green
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Jim Corra
President, Green Area Chamber
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August 13, 2020

GREEN, Ohio – In response to community need, the City of Green has teamed up with the Green Area Chamber to create the Green Area Chamber Community Foundation. This fund allows residents and businesses to make tax deductible donations through the Green Area Chamber that will be used to support and fund local not-for-profits who are assisting those in need due to unforeseen hardships created from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This fund through the Green Chamber fills a need in our community that government can’t,” said Mayor Gerard Neugebauer. “We are grateful to the Chamber for creating this fund to help our community.”

The fund has already received $12,500 in pledged donations from several community members including: gold level donors ($5,000+) Dale and Wendy Brott and Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Maynard; and silver level donor ($2,500+) John and Jane Warmus; and a handful of resident contributions. Donations of any amount are accepted through the Green Area Chamber’s website at or by mail to the Green Area Chamber, P.O. Box 459, Green, OH 44232. Checks should be made out to the Green Area Chamber Community Foundation with “COVID-19” in the memo line.

“The Chamber is excited about our initial philanthropic effort in the community of Green,” said Jim Corra, president of the Green Area Chamber. “We are pleased that we are able to serve the community in this way and look to assist in broadening this effort as our community’s needs change after the pandemic is behind us.”

Not-for-profits can learn more about the grants and how to apply at

About the Green Area Chamber

The Green Area Chamber of Commerce helps many businesses grow and expand. The Green Area Chamber of Commerce serves as a constant advocate for investment in our community’s quality of life. The founding officers and members of the Chamber created the organization to be “a forceful working unit for the good of the Green Community.” Learn more at

About the City of Green, Ohio

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents.  Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County.    Visit