Citing the strength in working together, the Wabash Valley Community Foundation and the United Way of the Wabash Valley have jointly launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to support immediate economic stability and basic needs in Vigo, Clay, Parke, Sullivan, and Vermillion counties in Indiana and Clark County in Illinois in light of the anticipated impact of the current pandemic.

The relief fund will launch with $100,000.  This includes $50,000 committed by Community Foundation and $50,000 from the United Way.  Both organizations have also committed an additional $50,000 each ($100,000 total) as a matching challenge grant for the community.

The organizations will reach out to corporate partners, individual philanthropists, foundations and community members seeking further support that that will be matched up to the additional $100,000.  Through this effort, both organizations hope the fund can quickly grow to $300,000 or more.

The purpose of this fund is to quickly and effectively grant resources to community-based organizations best positioned to meet the emerging needs resulting from this crisis. The funds will go to any organization including healthcare, education, business or non-profit, that understands the need and can support local residents and families who are most affected by emerging health, economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 virus. To donate, please click “Give Online.”