Supporting Immediate Needs in Marshall County
The seventh and eighth rounds of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants were awarded June 18-25, 2020, to organizations providing food, housing and utility assistance to households impacted by COVID-19. United Way, in partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, is working with a network of businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers to address immediate and urgent needs. Total grant awards to date are $80,663.
Organizations that received seventh and eighth round COVID-19 Rapid Response grants –
- Marshall County Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Link to Hope
The Marshall County Diversity and Inclusion Committee received funding to create a Spanish language website to serve as a resource to our Latinx community. This website will allow for information regarding food security, housing, and utilities assistance to be more readily accessible for all Marshall County residents. Link to Hope also received funding to provide housing and utility assistance.
The first round of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants from the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund at the United Way were awarded April 10, 2020.
Organizations that are working to address immediate needs of households impacted by COVID-19 may apply online for a Rapid Response Grant at www.marshallcountyuw.org/covid19 by clicking on the “COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Application” button at the top and bottom of the page. Rapid Response Grant applications to help nonprofits meet safety and health guidelines so they may continue to offer their services and support to the community are eligible.
Individuals looking for assistance may visit the United Way COVID-19 Resource List (marshallcountyuw.org/covid19) for updates on Marshall County food panty hours. Call 211 or search https://in211.communityos.org/ for questions regarding food, childcare, housing and utility assistance, and mental health services. 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps Hoosiers find the local resources they need. Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a trained navigator, 24/7/365. Call the United Way of Marshall County at 574.999.8900 to learn more about local resources and assistance available to households impacted by COVID-19.
The United Way of Marshall County and Marshall County Community Foundation – working in partnership for COVID-19 response and recovery – encourage individuals, businesses and organizations to donate to help address immediate needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic at www.marshallcountyuw.org/covid19. Visit www.marshallcountycf.org/covid19 to learn more about the Foundation’s unique role in COVID-19 response and recovery work.