With the stress on Illinoisans from the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBIL) is awarding a CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation a $20,000 grant as part of the latest round of giving aimed at helping the helpers. BCBSIL selected 175 organizations across Illinois whose main focus is on care, hunger, shelter, and behavioral health care. Blue Cross and Blue Shield recognize that the need for help is great, and the pandemic affected everyone.
CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation is a Community Action Agency helping economically and socially disadvantaged persons in the seven rural Illinois counties of Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Shelby, Moultrie, Montgomery, and Christian. The mission is to provide opportunities for people in communities through education and support to achieve and maintain stability.