COVID-19 Relief Fund receives $1.95 million grant

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) An effort to help people in Southwestern Indiana affected by COVID-19 gets a nearly 2-million dollar boost.

The United Way of Southwestern Indiana, along with agencies in Posey and Gibson counties, received the grant through the Lilly Endowment. The money will go toward the United Ways’ Crisis Response Fund.

United Way President Amy Canterbury says that money will be put to use in a variety of ways.

“The most important thing for folks to know is that this is for relief, recovery, and restoration for individuals and families in need,” Canterbury said. “The way to get help would be to go to the agencies that do that. So we will be funding the agencies that support the individuals in need.”

The Crisis Response Fund has raised more than 4-million dollars in private donations since its inception last month.

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(This story was originally published on April 22, 2020)

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