Ten organizations receive COVID-19 emergency funding to provide relief to individuals, families

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Local organizations are receiving emergency relief funding to help those being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The United Way of the Wabash Valley recently partnered with the Wabash Valley Community Foundation to create an emergency relief fund.

Many corporations and organizations have donated to the fund and on Thursday, the United Way announced the first grants to be distributed. The grants total more than $38,000.

Initial 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 With Love – resupply of baby wipes

To learn more about the emergency relief fund or how you can help, click here.

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