UW of Porter County receives $10,000 grant for COVID-19 relief efforts

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on May 13, 2020 with No Comments

United Way of Porter County has received $10,000 from Truist Financial Corporation to support its COVID-19 recovery plan.

The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19.

We truly appreciate Truist and their generosity,” said Kim Olesker, president and CEO of United Way of Porter County. “With the economic impact COVID-19 has created, we foresee that community need will exponentially grow.”

The donation will support programming to help meet immediate needs such as food insecurities, rental and mortgage payments, job placement services and more

We’re working to support youth, seniors, small business and workers that have been hit hard financially,” stated Calvin Barker, Kentucky and Indiana regional president at Truist. “We want to do our part by ensuring the nonprofit organizations our communities count on have the funding they need to help our neighbors get back on their feet.

For more information on what United Way is doing in response to COVID-19, visit unitedwaypc.org.

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