Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Second round of Lilly Endowment funds distributed

Posted: Thursday, April 1, 2021

The United Way of Huntington County is announcing that it has distributed an additional $138,000 in funds to various community agencies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funds were dispersed to various organizations and partners to slow the virus spread through county-wide contact tracing and vaccination efforts. Additionally, United Way of Huntington County gave funding to the following: Bowen Center and the Indiana Dream Center for personal protective equipment; Parkview Huntington Boys and Girls Club to provide the installation of water bottle stations; Visiting Nurses for their telehealth program and rapid COVID-19 tests.

Funding was also given to Remnant House to cover revenue loss due to lost sponsorships; Love INC to provide additional food, hygiene supplies and financial assistance to their clients; Salvation Army for a new refrigerator and freezer for their food pantry; Community Harvest Food Bank to support their Farm Wagon and Kids Backpack/Teen Pak Programs in Huntington County and the New Life Ministries to purchase food and operational items.

Any questions may be directed to the United Way of Huntington County at (260) 356-6160.

United Way of Huntington County’s mission is to unite the community through visionary leadership, assessment of needs and the mobilization and dispersion of resources to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Huntington County. They focus on three main impact areas: education, financial stability and health & wellness. They raise money in their annual campaign to invest in programs and organizations that create change in their impact areas and advocacy work and mobilize volunteers to make a difference in the community. For any questions, you can call their office or visit their website at huntingtonunitedway.org.

Lilly Endowment Inc., is a private philanthropic foundation supporting the causes of religion, education and community development focusing its work in Indianapolis and the State of Indiana. For more information, contact Judith Cebula, Communications Director at communications@lei.org.