Wabash Valley Relief Fund Awards Round Six of Funding Grants

Wabash Valley Relief Fund Awards Round Six of Funding Grants

United Way of the Wabash Valley and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation completed Round 6 of disbursements from the Wabash Valley COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund that was created in March to assist organizations helping individuals and families with immediate COVID-19 related needs.

The Steering Committee has reviewed over 100 applications in just 6 short weeks.  With Tuesday’s release of funding, 10 organizations were granted more than $48,000 serving the 6-county area.

Organizations receiving an award from the fund in this 6th round:

  • $5,000 for Chances and Services for Youth – help hire and employ camp counselors due to the loss of partner funding and loss of volunteer and college students surrounding COVID-19.
  • $5,000 for Meals on Wheels – increased administration cost due to not allowing volunteers in the kitchen for health safety. Additional hire to help with increased demand.
  • $4,400 for Reading Boot Camp – provide 23 students with an HD Tablet and internet access cards to attend virtual Reading Boot Camp.
  • $5,000 for Saint Patrick’s Soup Kitchen – increased need for food pantry; purchase food, to-go supplies and meal-prep protective ware.
  • $4,000 for St. Mary Community Kitchen Outreach (Sullivan)– increased need for food pantry; purchase food and supplies.
  • $5,000 for Swope Art Museum, Inc. – to help cover cost of PPE and cleaning supplies to be used when the Swope reopens.
  • $5,000 for Terre Haute Children’s Museum – to create 1,000 STEM Play Packs for children PreK-6th grade to be distributed (one pack per family) through the summer lunch distributions sites and/or community centers.
  • $5,000 for Valley Professionals Community Health Center – supplement expenses to enable “reduced costs” for mental health services to our local first responders
  • $5,000 for Vigo County Mutual Aid – provide $50 of groceries to 100 families in critical need of food and food delivery due to COVID-19.
  • $5,000 for Vigo County School Corporation – expand food distribution for weekend consumption.

Since March 24th, the fund has now awarded more than $328,000 in emergency community support services related to the COVID-19 pandemic.