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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

For further information contact Linda Yoder, Executive Director lyoder@marshallcountyuw.org 574.935.5159 

May 20, 2020 

MARSHALL COUNTY COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS AWARDED Supporting Immediate Needs in Marshall County 

The fourth round of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants were awarded May 14, 2020, to organizations providing food, housing and utility assistance to households impacted by COVID-19. United Way, in partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, is working with a network of businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers to address immediate and urgent needs. Total grant awards to date are $54,633. 

Organizations that received fourth round COVID-19 Rapid Response grants – 

  • • David’s Courage 
  • • Link to Hope 

 

The first round of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants from the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund at the United Way were awarded April 10, 2020. 

Organizations that are working to address immediate needs of households impacted by COVID-19 may apply online for a Rapid Response Grant at www.marshallcountyuw.org/covid19 by clicking on the “COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Application” button at the top and bottom of the page. Rapid Response Grant applications to help nonprofits meet safety and health guidelines so they may continue to offer their services and support to the community are eligible. 

Individuals looking for assistance may visit the United Way COVID-19 Resource List (marshallcountyuw.org/covid19) for updates on Marshall County food panty hours. Call 211 or search https://in211.communityos.org/ for questions regarding food, childcare, housing and utility assistance, and mental health services. 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps Hoosiers find the local resources they need. Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a trained navigator, 24/7/365. Call the United Way of Marshall County at 574.999.8900 to learn more about local resources and assistance available to households impacted by COVID-19. 

The United Way of Marshall County and Marshall County Community Foundation – working in partnership for COVID-19 response and recovery – encourage individuals, businesses and organizations to donate to help address immediate needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic at www.marshallcountyuw.org/covid19. Visit www.marshallcountycf.org/covid19 to learn more about the Foundation’s unique role in COVID-19 response and recovery work. 

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About the United Way of Marshall County For over 50 years, the United Way of Marshall County has continuously conducted annual fundraising campaigns in support of local health and human service not-for-profit organizations. The United Way has been the conduit for helping thousands of individuals, regardless of income level, contribute to a united community cause. United Way volunteers have spent millions of hours advocating for much needed programs and services that help build a stronger community and, as a result, the United Way has allocated more than $8 million to local agencies for everything from basic necessities like food to tutoring programs for youth to helping the elderly get to the doctor. The United Way of Marshall County remains committed to igniting the caring power of the human spirit to help meet the most basic needs of education, health and financial stability. Together we create a stronger future for Marshall County. 

About the Marshall County Community Foundation The Marshall County Community Foundation is a public charity with local roots that helps great ideas take flight through endowment philanthropy. Since 1991, donors to the Marshall County Community Foundation have built the community’s assets currently valued at more than $36 million and have returned over $14.9 million to Marshall County communities in grants and scholarships, $3.9 million from Community Funds. For more information about the Foundation, call 574.935.9159 or visit www.marshallcountycf.org. 

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