Wabash Valley COVID-19 Relief Fund Recipients
In a coordinated response to community needs, United Way of the Wabash Valley and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation have distributed grants to local organizations. The funds will be used to assist service provider organizations helping individuals and families with immediate COVID-19 related needs in Vigo, Clay, Parke, Sullivan, and Vermillion counties in Indiana and Clark County in Illinois.
Grant recipients include:
- $5,000 for ALS Association of Indiana – increased need for direct support for those with ALS
- $5,000 for Clay County Emergency Food Pantry – increase in need for food
- $5,000 for Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark Counties – funds will allow adaptation to telemedicine for mental health and substance use disorder services
- $5,000 for Mental Health America of West Central Indiana – aiding homeless with mental health needs including an increase in need for supplies
- $5,000 for Parke County Resource Center – increase in need for food and hygiene products
- $4,180 for Child Adult Resource Center (CARS) – increased need for food, cleaning supplies, thermometers, and PPE at 7 sites
- $3,000 for Kid Kare Project – increased need for hygiene products, food and gas
- $3,000 for Light House Mission – increased number of food and housing needs
- $3,000 for Wabash Activity Center – support operations to house Meals on Wheels
- $500 for Covered In Love – resupply of baby wipes
- $3,000 for Annunciation St. Vincent de Paul Society in Clay County – increased need for food pantry
- $5,000 for Brown Bagger School Food Program in Sullivan County– increased need for food
- $5,000 for CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center – sustain operational expenses during closure
- $5,000 for Children’s Bureau, Inc. – increased need in rent, utility and other basic needs assistance for families
- $5,000 for Clay County YMCA – increased need for food distribution program
- $2,880 for FSA Counseling, Inc. – provide equipment for telehealth needs
- $2,000 for Manna from Seven, Inc. – increased need for food
- $5,000 for Meals on Wheels – increased need for food delivery service
- $5,000 for Next Step Foundation – scholarships for 10 residents to sustain the residential treatment services
- $5,000 for Reach Services – utility assistance for Rapid Rehousing Program and Independent Living Program
- $3,000 for Samaritan Food Pantry – St. Joseph University Parish – increased need for food pantry
- $5,000 for Salvaged Lives Life Center – sustain residential sober living/life center facility
- $3,600 for St. Benedict Soup Kitchen – cover added expenses to distribute meals to go
- $5,000 for Sullivan County Humane Society – sustain operations of facility
- $4,830 for The Avenues, Inc. – sustain residential recovery program
- $5,000 for Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club – sustain operational expenses during closure
- $5,000 for Terre Haute Humane Society – sustain operational expenses during closure to the public
- $5,000 for Valley Professional Community Health Center – provide equipment for telehealth needs and personal protective equipment
- $5,000 for Wabash Valley Family Sports Center – sustain operational expenses during closing
- $5,000 for Wabash Valley Teen Challenge – sustain residential program
- $5,000 for West Side Christian Church – increased demand for food and supplies
- $5,000 for Dugger Lions Club – increased need for food pantry
- $5,000 for First Christian Church of Clinton – increased need for food pantry
- $5,000 for Highland Church – increased need for food pantry
- $5,000 for Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society – increased demand to care of animals
- $5,000 for Terre Haute Children’s Museum – offset operational costs during closing
- $5,000 for Vigo County Historical Society – offset operational costs during closing
- $5,000 for Vigo County School Corporation Backpack Program – expand food distribution for weekend consumption
- $5,000 for Brazil First United Methodist Church, Food Pantry – increase in need for food
- $5,000 for Camp Navigate – offset operational cost during closing
- $5,000 for Youth for Christ of the Wabash Valley – help cover operational cost while aiding in food distribution
- $3,900 for Friendship House – cover rent for residents who cannot afford due to current employment status; cleaning and household supplies for residents
- $5,000 for Clay County Humane Society – increase demand to care for animals
- $5,000 for Team of Mercy – increased mental health needs and volume of clients
- $5,000 for West Vigo Community Center – offset operational cost while they are prepping and serving meals to the community without income from sport/center related activity income
- $2,000 for Cayuga Christian Church – increased need for food pantry
- $5,000 for Clay County Council on Aged & Aging – increased need for food pantry
- $5,000 for Dawn’s Day Care – help with operational cost and cover disinfecting cleaning services
- $5,000 for Hamilton Center – telehealth services; purchase minutes and/or cell phones for consumers who are in need of telehealth services
- $5,000 for Parke County Community Food Pantry – increased need for food pantry; purchase food and personal hygiene items
- $5,000 for Salvation Army Services Extension Sullivan County – increased need for utility, rent, and food assistance to Sullivan County residents
- $5,000 for Summer Lunch, Inc. – Food delivery to low income children in Marshall
- $5,000 for Tender Moments Play House & Preschool – cover the cost of an additional teacher for school aged children as to provide quality childcare for those parents working during pandemic
- $5,000 for Unified Anesthesia Services, LLC – telehealth equipment;
- $5,000 for West Central Indiana Economic Development District – home delivery meals to those under 60 and disabled (not covered by other funding)
Also, the following organizations received a second grant of between $1,000 and $5,000 for supply of food, hygiene products or telehealth services: Billy Henry Ministries, Inc., Covered with Love Inc., FSA Counseling Center, Mana from Seven Inc., Parke County Resource Center, St. Joseph University Parish, Samaritan Food Pantry, Wabash Activity Center and the West Side Christian Church.
- $5,000 for Chances and Services for Youth – help hire and employ camp counselors due to the loss of partner funding surrounding COVID-19. Loss of volunteers and college students
- $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
- $1,019 for Awesome Kidz II Daycare and Preschool – cleaning and disinfecting supplies and PPE
- $3,840 for Development Services, Inc. – providing and creating free reusable PPE to clients and local NFPs and their clients and volunteers who are serving the community
- $5,000 for Greater Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Foundations, Inc. – purchase 10,000 disposable, surgical masks to be distributed, free of charge, to small businesses throughout the West Central Indiana six-county region
- $5,000 for Kiddie Cove Day Care & Preschool – cleaning and disinfecting supplies and PPE
- $2,500 for Loving Ways Day Care – purchase air purifier, sanitation wands, and thermometers
The following organizations received a second grant of between $4,000 and $5,000 for supply of food, meal packaging products, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and operations: Mental Health America, Salvaged Lives Life Center, St. Benedict Soup Kitchen, and Team of Mercy.
- $5,000 for Council on Domestic Abuse – increased food and cleaning supply expenses with decreased pantry and supply donations
- $5,000 for Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark Counties– purchase of laptop, cloudkey and hotspot for telehealth services. Also purchasing disinfection lamps. This is their second award from the fund.
- $5,000 for Marshall Area Youth Network – to provide STEM packets and books that will be sent home weekly during their student summer lunch program
- $5,000 for Providence Food Pantry of West Terre Haute – purchase food for pantry; increased need for food pantry and loss of fundraisers
- $3,000 for United Child Care Center– purchase a washer and dryer to stay compliant with sanitation standards for blankets, towels, cloths, etc.
- $3,000 for Saint Joseph University Parish – purchase food for distribution; increased need and loss of donations. This is their third award from the fund.
- $5,000 for Camp Navigate, Inc.– purchase portable hand washing water stations that will be placed around camp and to help offset the cost for professional sanitation of facility. This is their second award from the fund.
- $5,000 for Covenant Cooperative Ministry– purchase food and necessities
- $3,000 for Just 4 Kids Day Care– install washer and dryer to stay compliant with sanitation standards for blankets, towels, cloths etc.
- $2,000 for Raggedy Ann Child Care & Preschool– cleaning and sanitizing supplies
- $5,000 for CASY, Big Brothers Big Sisters – provide STEM kits to enrolled and future Littles with the encouragement from Bigs to engage in social distant activities together. This is their second award from the fund.
- $5,000 for Clay County YMCA– provide scholarship opportunities to families needing financial assistance for summer day camps and youth sport memberships. This is their second award from the fund.
- $5,000 for FSA Counseling– telehealth services. This is their third award from the fund.
- $3,500 for Kid Zone Child Care– provide financial assistance to families in need of child care services, purchase cleaning supplies and PPE equipment, and install washer and dryer
- $5,000 for Parke County Resource Center– increased need for food pantry; purchase food and personal hygiene items. This is their third award from the fund.
- $5000 for Ruth House, Inc. – help with operations to cover the loss of donations and income
- $5,000 for Hamilton Center – to purchase activity support items for consumers who are isolated; variety of items including games, gardening tools/supplies, exercise equipment, etc. to help support consumers in staying mentally and physically active. This is their second award from the fund.
- $4,800 for Re-Think, Inc – Operation support due to loss of fundraiser
- $5,000 for Tender Moments – purchase non touch thermometers and provide additional staff to assist with smaller class sizes
- $5,000 for Manna from Seven – increased need for food and services
- $3,000 for Providence Food Pantry of West Terre Haute – to help with a purchase of walk-in freezer for larger amount of food distribution
- $5,000 for Terre Haute Meals on Wheels – purchase of commercial freezer; MOW has increased their number of clients by 152% since the pandemic
- $5,000 for ABC Preschool & Daycare – Cleaning, disinfecting, sanitizing supplies, handwashing supplies, thermometers/thermometer tips, cleaning services
- $5,000 for The Avenues, Inc. – To assist residents who are in recovery with the cost of rent who have had reduced hours; purchase two washing machines for both recovery houses
- $2,450 for Just Like Home Family Child Care – purchase of cleaning and sanitizing supplies
- $5,000 for United Campus Ministries, Student Food Pantry – increased need for food and decline of donations
- $3,500 for Wabash Activity Center – support operations to house Meals on Wheels and purchase two window air conditioning units for the MOW offices
- $5,000 for Brazil First United Methodist Church – purchase food and supplies for increased need
- $5,000 for Camp Navigate – to provide financial assistance to families who participate in camp but have been impacted financially by COVID
- $5,000 for Clay County Council on Aged and Aging – operations for food pantry
- $2,000 for Montezuma Christian Church – Grab and Go Meals that were purchased and distributed
- $5,000 Marshall Area Youth Network – purchase of food and stem sets to continue to serve students during the July month of Food and Fun Summer Program
- $5,000 for Mosaic – PPE, Cleaning Supplies, and Critical Staffing Needs
- $2,000 for Providence Food Pantry of West Terre Haute – Walk-in Freezer for additional food storage for increased need
- $5,000 for Temple Preschool –Touchless faucets in preschool classroom restrooms, hands-free sanitizer stations, infrared thermometers, disinfectant and cleaning supplies and scholarships for families impacted by pandemic
- $3,000 for Annunciation St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference – increased demand for food pantry
- $5,000 for Cayuga Christian Church – supplement for increased demand a falling donations for food pantry
- $1,600 for First Christian Church of Clinton – purchase kitchen appliances for food program
- $5,000 for Marshall Chamber of Commerce – purchase 10,000 disposable masks for small businesses in Clark County
- $1,715 Purdue Extension Vigo County – purchase supplies for food quality and preparation program
- $5,000 for reThink – hire helpers to maintain garden operations
- $5,000 for Kountry Kids Child Care – touchless faucets
- $5,000 for Art Spaces – operational expenses
- $5,000 for Dugger Lions Club – meet the increased need for the food pantry and blessing boxes
- $4,270 for Catholic Charities of Terre Haute – for Ryves Youth Center reopening supplies
- $600 for Covered with Love – increased need for training pants for toddlers
- $3,000 for ISU Rowe Center for Communicative Disorders – for PPE supplies
- $5,000 for Vigo County Education Foundation – SmartBus mobile WiFi units
- $5,000 for Club Soda Sober Living – for operational expenses
- $2,500 for First Christian Church Clinton – increased food demand
- $5,000 for Manna from Seven – increased food and laundry demand
- $5,000 for The League of Terre Haute – clothing for local children
- $2,720 for Wabash Activity Center – for operational expenses
- $5,000 for Parke County Resource Center – for an increased need in support of food pantry
- $5,000 for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College – for sanitization equipment to ensure the safety of students
- $5,000 for Vigo County Historical Society – for operational assistance because of lower revenue
All requests are prioritized and funded based upon up-to-date community needs assessments.
Each organization may apply for a maximum of $5,000 and reapply for additional funds two weeks after they receive fund disbursement. The requests will be reviewed and disbursements made weekly after approval by a Grant Steering Committee selected and approved by United Way of the Wabash Valley and Wabash Valley Community Foundation. Committee membership includes seven (7) community volunteers and staff from both organizations experienced in fund allocation and grant management. Funding decisions will be based on community needs, funds remaining in the relief fund, and other pending requests.
Those organizations wanting to apply can request funds through a simple process available at uwwv.org/covid. The application should be less than one page, and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org upon completion.
If community members are interested in donating to the fund, please click here. All money that is donated will remain in the Wabash Valley and can be designated to specific-county use. No administrative fees will be charged, so 100% of the donations will flow into our local community in the form of future grant disbursements. Corporate partners and foundations seeking to be partners in the fund can reach out to Beth Tevlin at email@example.com or Danielle Isbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.