MONTICELLO, IN - The White County United Way continues to support local nonprofits by providing funding to organizations in need of financial assistance during the pandemic through the Community Relief Fund. For the month of July, the White County United Way has given funding to three local service organizations in the area: the Food Finders Food Bank Inc., CDC Resources, and the Ralph & Lillian Fendig Summer Theatre for Children Inc.
The Food Finders Food Bank received funding to keep up with the increasing food insecurity in the area by using the funds to purchase two food mobiles in Jasper County in August and September, two food mobiles in Pulaski County in August and September, and additional funds to be credited to their agency partners towards food purchase for agencies in White County.
The Ralph & Lillian Fendig Summer Theatre for Children Inc. received funding to pay for
the transition of their summer theatre productions to online theatre experiences. Students are able to participate in theatre arts over the summer, even as they distance.
CDC Resources received funding to help pay for all the unexpected costs brought on by the modifications they had to enact in order to continue to safely provide their services.
The Community Relief Fund is a sponsored project of Indiana United Ways with funding provided by Lilly Endowment Inc. The White County United Way is in partnership with the Community Foundation of White County, the Community Foundation of Pulaski County, and the Jasper Newton Foundation.
Any non-profit social service organization in White, Jasper, or Pulaski counties that may be suffering the immediate physical, social, and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for assistance through this grant.
Applications for the month of August will be due August 10, 2020 at midnight. Interested organizations should visit whitecountyunitedway.org and download the grant application found on the Community Relief Fund page.
For additional information please contact the White County United Way Executive Director Nikie Jenkinson through email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (574) 583-6544.
Jordan Day has been with the United Way since May 2020, and is currently working as a Social Media Consultant for WCUW.