SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Sullivan County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, has awarded a $10,000 emergency grant to The Salvation Army of Sullivan, Indiana.

The Salvation Army mobilized its disaster team unit in response to the March 31 tornado, which left devastation and destruction across the community. Within hours, The Salvation Army had transitioned its operational focus to feeding, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care across the impacted area. Since then, disaster team members have worked tirelessly to serve workers and survivors in the hardest-hit portions of the community on the Silver Street Corridor.

Michele Smith, the Sullivan County Service Extension Coordinator, said in a press release, “We are all trying to get our feet under us, the community has already been very generous to us in these early moments [of the disaster] and truly the best way people can support us right now is through financial donations.”

On Wednesday, April 5, residents serving on the Community Foundation’s Sullivan County Services Committee voted to award an emergency grant to The Salvation Army of Sullivan, IN. This grant comes from the Sullivan County Community Foundation’s unrestricted funds and is unrelated to the “Help Sullivan Recover” fund.

Sullivan County Community Foundation Awards $10,000
Emergency Grant to The Salvation Army of Sullivan, Indiana

The Community Foundation continues to assess the community’s needs and will periodically discuss potential emergency grants in support of long-term recovery.

Those interested in supporting Sullivan’s recovery efforts may do so by donating to the “Help Sullivan Recover” fund.