WHITE COUNTY UNITED WAY’S COMMUNITY RELIEF EFFORTS ENTER RECOVERY PHASE, CONTINUE TO ASSIST LOCAL NONPROFITS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
MONTICELLO, IN - Local nonprofits in White, Jasper, and Pulaski counties are still receiving assistance through the White County United Way Community Relief Fund. The recipients for the month of September include Medaryville Nursery School, St. Augustine School, and the Wheatfield Fire Department.
Medaryville Nursery School received funding to allow them to increase distancing among children, which could later include more children.
St. Augustine School in Rensselaer received assistance so they can enhance distancing and improve distanced instruction.
Wheatfield Fire Department acquired funding to allow them to continue to assist local EMT professionals with necessary equipment they would not typically need outside of a pandemic.
The White County United Way’s Community Relief Fund has been able to meet the immediate needs of nonprofits in White, Pulaski, and Jasper counties that have been the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, the total funding dispersed to these organizations comes to $62,960.00.
The United Way is now directing its focus to how it can help strengthen
the overall social service response in the region. The goal is to become more aware of social service gaps in our communities and use its resources to both immediately respond and create an environment of lasting change. The Community Relief Fund is a great avenue to assist in finding these community based solutions for current crises and beyond.
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 physical, social, and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, or those who will be providing services to our residents as we continue long-term recovery may apply for assistance through this grant.
Applications for the month of October will be due October 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.