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COVID-19 Relief Initiative Coming to Posey County
COVID-19 Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region
The United Way of Posey County, is pleased to announce that it has been approved to receive a $150,000 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant, made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which United Way of Posey County is a member. These special funds become a part of the COVID-19 Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region that will be targeted specifically to Posey County. The funds will be used to boost the efforts of selected area human and social service nonprofits on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the COVID-19 Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region.
Rodney Clark, Interim Executive Director for the local United Way of Posey County commented, “The Greater Evansville Regional Fund was a part of our focus on bringing relief to agencies in Posey County as well as the Greater Evansville Region that are in the front line combatting the social and financial ramifications of COVID-19 in our community. Our collaboration with United Way’s in Gibson, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Spencer Counties via the regional fund show a strong commitment of United Way leadership in this area. We are so pleased to receive the grant from Lily and Indiana United Ways that can be focused toward Posey County.” Including the other counties in the region, Lily/IUW’s grants total over $1.9 mln benefiting the COVID-19 Relief Fund of Greater Evansville Region. “What an amazing gift that will benefit those who need it so badly at this time,” Clark said.
The COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant calls for United Ways that receive funding to leverage partnerships and relationships to better meet COVID-related essential and basic needs. Currently, the COVID-19 Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region has raised over $4.5 million dollars. The fund will serve the community through Relief, Recovery and Restoration for what is estimated to be over 18 months. The application opened Friday, April 3 for organizations working in the relief phase of the pandemic. The COVID-19 Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region plans to begin allocations to the first recipients this week.
The United Ways of Gibson, Posey and Southwestern Indiana fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every individual in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties. The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is the 501(c) 3 organization serving as the fiscal sponsor of the Covid-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region.
More information about the Fund and contributions to the Fund can be made at https://unitedwayswi.org/covid-19-crisis-response-fund-of-the-greater-evansville-region/.
With so many in our community in need, United Way of Posey County is so proud to be a founding funder of the Covid-19 Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region. Our contribution to the fund, and those of many other generous donors and grant makers will soon grant funds to organizations in SW Indiana and here in Posey County on the front line of meeting our citizen’s needs! Please contribute as well at: http://unitedwayswi.org/covid-19-crisis-response-fund-of-t…/
Together, UNITED, we can get through this!