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The Huntington County Community Foundation and United Way of Huntington County have teamed up to commit $25,000 each towards the creation of the Huntington County Emergency Relief Fund.

The fund will help support those in the community that will be most affected by the health and economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

For every $1 donated to the Fund, the Community Foundation and United Way will provide a $2 for $1 match up to $25,000.

This match triples the impact of each donation and helps local communities across Huntington County to continue to provide essential services during this time of hardship and uncertainty.

Contributions to the Fund can be made by check payable to the Community Foundation with Emergency Relief Fund in the memo line or also online at www.huntingtonccf.org/relief. 100 percent of contributions to this fund (minus credit card transaction fees) will be utilized to support local organizations who are on the frontlines responding to this challenge.

The Community Foundation and United Way say they are committed to being stable partners alongside the community as Huntington comes together to address this challenge.

Share your needs by responding to United Way’s COVID-19 Needs Survey found at https://forms.gle/RZewdeHeV4bs1n998. Your response will help allocate resources to where they are needed most.

Over these next few weeks, the organizations encourage all Huntington County residents to support first responders, store workers, businesses, nonprofits, senior citizens, friends, families and neighbors.

HCCF and the United Way also encourage all Huntington County residents to follow the most recent federal, state and local guidelines regarding coronavirus (COVID-19):

Centers for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/coro navirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Indiana State Department of Healthhttps://www.in.gov/coro navirus/

24-7 Call Center: 877-826-0011

Huntington County Department of Health

https://www.facebook.com/Huntingtonhealth/

Huntington County Governmenthttps://www.huntington.in.us/

Additional Information

The Community Foundation and United Way offices located at 356 W. Park Dr., Huntington, IN 46750 will be closed through April 7, 2020. Staff will continue to work and will be available via phone and email during this time.