Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery

At the United Way of Marshall County and Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF), we take the threat of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) seriously. From the possibility of widespread infection to the economic effects to our local small businesses, we realize the layers of negative impact this pandemic can have on all aspects of Marshall County life. Our network of social service support organizations is poised to respond to this global pandemic that’s already having a deep local impact in our communities.

 

Donate to HELP MEET LOCAL NEEDS

Local nonprofits are experiencing interruptions to their services while at the same time facing a greater demand for their services to families and individuals in need. Our Disaster Relief Fund was created in response to widespread flooding in 2018.  

To support our community and residents during this pandemic, the Marshall County Disaster Relief Fund at the United Way of Marshall County will be deployed in the coming days, weeks, and months to respond to needs of the most vulnerable during this crisis. 

Contributions may be made via the United Way website by clicking here or by mail to the following address: 

Marshall County Philanthropy Center
2680 Miller Drive, Suite 120
Plymouth IN 46563

*Please note COVID-19 under the notes section on your Paypal donation page or on your check’s memo line.*

πŸ“±Text to Give option to donate towards the Marshall County Crossroads "Fund the Essentials" campaign. Text "FUNDESSENTIALS" TO 443-21.​

πŸ›’ Martin's Super Markets will be taking customer contributions to support the United Way of Marshall County's efforts to respond to both short term and long term needs of individuals impacted by COVID-19. Online shoppers may donate via Martin’s “Groceries to Go” site https://martinsgroceriestogo.com when they place an order for pickup or delivery. 100% of the donations will aid United Way COVID-19 relief efforts.

 Fund the Essentials - Arts & Culture

If you missed our Progressive Arts & Culture Expierence live, check it out on Youtube here

Fund the Essentials

 

Grant Rounds

πŸ“Nonprofits serving Marshall County, click here to apply for COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants. 

The Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund is active and will be used to address immediate and long term needs. During Phase 1 grants, we are working with trusted community nonprofit partners to identify the most critical immediate basic needs such as food, childcare, and rent/utility assistance. During Phase 2, we will work on longer terms needs with a committee of representatives from each Marshall County city and town helping guide that work. We are utilizing the best resources from both United Way of Marshall County and the Marshall County Community Foundation to continue to support our communities.First Round distributions supported food pantries, housing and utility assistance and mental health concerns. Click here for the full news release with a listing of grant recipients. 

 

Grant recipients

Rapid Response Grant Recipients

  • Argos Methodist Church Food Pantry
  • Blessings in a Backpack, Argos Elementary 
  • Blessings in a Backpack, Culver
  • Bourbon First United Methodist Church Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Bread of Life Food Pantry (Plymouth)
  • County Line Brethren Church Food Pantry (LaPaz)
  • Cultivate Food Rescue (Marshall County)
  • David's Courage
  • Dustin's Place
  • Grace United Church of Christ Food Pantry (Culver)
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, Inc.
  • Link to Hope
  • Marshall County Neighborhood Center (Plymouth)
  • Monastery of the Holy Martyrs Food Pantry (Plymouth)
  • Plymouth Wesleyan Church Food Pantry
  • Project Help (Bremen)
  • Women’s Care Center

 

Read the press release for the first round of Rapid Response Grant Recipients here

Read the press release for the second round of Rapid Response Grant Recipients here

Read the press release for the third round of Rapid Response Grant Recipients here

Read the press release for the fourth round of Rapid Response Grant Recipients here

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Face Mask Sewing Project in Conjunction with the Marshall County Health Department

Disclaimer: These face masks are not meant to replace the medical-grade surgical face masks. They are a contingency plan for those who have no availability to surgical masks. The need is urgent. Please start sewing as soon as possible. Masks will be laundered before they are distributed. Sewing directions, supply list, and information for drop off here.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

OTHER ITEMS NEEDED: N95 or surgical masks; gowns; face shields; disinfectant, hand sanitizer and medical gloves of all sizes. Contact the Marshall County Health Department (574-935-8565) if you can help.

 

COMMUNITY TABLE

Now is the time to coordinate our efforts to respond compassionately and quickly during this health crisis. Now is an important moment where our collective relationships, financial resources, knowledge and networks can be deployed to ease suffering and support our communities.

Special sessions of the Marshall County Community Table will take place on every Monday at 10 a.m. EST via Zoom. Meetings are open to anyone addressing social service needs in Marshall County including nonprofits, government leaders, educators, faith-based organizations, and the general public. To register, contact United Way at 574.936.3366 or email info@marshallcountyuw.org

 

Contact Us

We are taking the following precautions to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

The United Way of Marshall County and Marshall County Community Foundation team are currently operating remotely. Our main number, 574.936.3366, will be answered as normal from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, weekdays. All staff will remain accessible as usual via email and phone.

FOR DROP OFFS, please call 574.354.0315 to allow immediate access to the drop box in the front of our office.

 

STAY INFORMED and Get Help

  • Call 211 for questions regarding food, childcare, housing and utility assistance, mental health services, or here.
  • 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.
  • Follow updates from the Center for Disease Control here and the Indiana Department of Health here.

From all of us at United Way and the Marshall County Community Foundation, we hope you stay safe and exercise caution. Reach out to friends, neighbors and family – staying connected in times of uncertainty matters most. Thank you for understanding, and we will keep you updated as changes occur.

Resource list

LOCAL SERVICES INFORMATION FORM

To share current information about your services or program, please use the link below for a quick survey. Save the link and resubmit as the status of your program changes; only the most recent submission will be shared online.

πŸ’» Marshall County COVID-19 Local Services Information & Resource Form

 

MARSHALL COUNTY FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN SURVEY

We are conducting a quick check-in on families of young children in Marshall County. Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey and help us get a handle on the current needs of local families.

We're working to understand how you all are doing during this period of social distancing.

At no time will we collect any personally-identifying information. 

πŸ’» Marshall County COVID-19 Families of Young Children Check-in Survey

 

DAILY AT HOME LEARNING PROGRAMS FOR GRADES 6-12

WNIT Public Television - PBS Michiana will begin broadcasting At Home Learning programs for grades 6-12 on Monday, March 30.  The programs will be available Monday through Friday from Noon to 5:00 p.m. These daily free-over-the-air broadcasts will feature the best in public media science, history and other educational programming.  WNIT plans to air this new broadcast locally on temporary channel 34.5 for the duration of the pandemic.  Please, re-scan your televisions to recognize this new channel. 


For those that do have access to the internet and computers, WNIT is offering additional resources during this crisis.  Families may sign up for a daily email highlighting that day’s programming by going to wnit.org and clicking on the link in the story entitled “Are You On the List?” (https://www.wnit.org/a/are-you-on-the-list.html)

Additional resources 

 

PRESCRIPTION SAVINGS CARD

Take control of your prescription costs with the free FamilyWize prescription savings card. No registration or eligibility criteria, and no need to present a physical card. You may use the card information whether you are insured or uninsured. You may use it each time you fill a prescription.  

πŸ’Š BIN: 610194

πŸ’Š CARD ID: FW100

πŸ’Š GROUP ID: FW100

πŸ’Š PCN: FW

 

Get Outside! Series on YouTube

Get Outside! videos are made for local Hoosier kids that feel stuck inside during this statewide stay-at-home order. We all feel better when we can get outside and explore nature. There is lots to find, even in our own backyards. Click here to view the Get Outside! show on YouTube.

 

MARSHALL COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES LIST AND CONTACT INFO - May 6, 2020

  • ARGOS United Methodist Church Food Pantry: 579 N Michigan St, Argos. Open Tuesdays from 9-11 AM and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 PM. Phone: 574.892.5645

  • BOURBON First United Methodist Church Helping Hands Food Pantry: 204 N Washington St, Bourbon. Open Wednesdays from 1-3 PM. Phone: 574.342.5765

  • Bread of Life Food Pantry: 6770 N Michigan Road, Plymouth. Open Monday from 5-7 PM, Wednesday and Friday from 1-3 PM. Phone: 574.936.1006

  • County Line Church of the Brethen Food Pantry (LAPAZ): 69988 US 31, Lakeville. Open Tuesdays from 2:30-5 PM. Phone: 574.784.3352

  • Grace Food Pantry of BREMEN: 1237 W Plymouth St, Bremen. Open Wednesdays from 11 AM to 4 PM. Phone: 574.546.2245

  • Grace United Church of Christ Food Pantry: 307 N Plymouth St, CULVER. Open Tuesdays from 10 AM-1PM. Phone: 574.842.2331

  • Marshall County Neighborhood Center: 402 W Garro St, PLYMOUTH. Open Monday through Friday by appiontment only, via online or call in. Phone: 574.936.3388

  • Monastary of the Holy Martyrs: 1000 S Michigan St, PLYMOUTH. Open 7 days a week from 1-4 PM. Mobile food upon request. Phone 574.316.9970

  • Pantry at the Country Church: 2951 E 9B Road, BOURBON. Open 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 10 AM to noon. Phone: 574.305.1940

  • PLYMOUTH Wesleyan Church Food Pantry: 11203 South Michigan Road, Plymouth. Open Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM, call first. 574.936.3637

Marshall County Food Pantries List PDF

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