United Way of Whitley County Receives a $200,000 Grant for COVID-19 Economic Relief

Columbia City, Indiana, April 28, 2020 – United Way of Whitley County has received a $200,000 Grant from Indiana United Ways and Lilly Endowment Inc. to help stabilize the community from the impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis in Whitley County. After stabilization, efforts will be transitioned to restoration and revitalization projects to reposition the community for growth and long term sustainability. Award recipients of the United Way COVID-19 Economic Impact Relief Grant will acknowledge United Way Whitley County, Indiana United Ways and Lilly Endowment Inc.

This crisis came suddenly and has impacted us all. Now, you can make a difference. From virtual volunteerism, following social distancing best practices, to contributions to the fund; there’s a way for all to become involved. Contact United Way of Whitley County for more information.  As a reminder, agencies with grant needs may apply through the United Way of Whitley County’s website.   

United Way of Whitley County brings together compassionate people who are committed to improving lives in our community. For 45 years, we have worked to help residents of Whitley County achieve and maintain self-sufficiency by focusing on three key areas of community impact: Health, Education and Financial Stability. United Way works with local businesses, human service agencies, schools and governmental institutions to ensure contributions do as much good as possible throughout our community.

Please join us in improving the quality of life in our community by volunteering with United Way programs and other meaningful service opportunities, advocating by telling friends and colleagues about your involvement with United Way or by giving a financial gift to support community programs that provide a better quality of life for all of us. Great things happen when we Live United.

For additional information about the United Way’s COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund please contact United Way of Whitley County at 260-244-6454 or visit https://unitedwaywhitley.org.

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