UW receives nearly $150,000 in COVID-19 relief support from regional businesses

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

Published on May 31, 2020 with No Comments

United Way of Porter County has received nearly $150,000 in donations from regional corporations to support COVID-19 relief programs.

Since early March, United Way has been raising support for vital emergency assistance programs that are helping residents overcome the COVID-19 economic crisis.

“These programs are seeing an increase in clients, many of them at an alarming rate,” said Kim Olesker, president and CEO of United Way of Porter County. “We are here to help ensure that these programs can meet the need.”

United Way recently conducted a community poll that found the top three community concerns were paying their rent or mortgage, finding employment and accessing food resources. The United Way partner network is working to alleviate these concerns.

“We anticipate residents will need community assistance well into next year to have a stable home,” said Olesker. “And, we just couldn’t provide the assistance we do without support from great corporate partners that go above and beyond in a time of crisis.”

Regional business partners that have contributed to the Coronavirus Pandemic Relief Fund so far include Meijer, 1st Source Bank, Strack & Van Til Food Market, CSI, Sensit Technologies, NIPSCO and GrayCor Industrial Constructors, Inc.

For more information about United Way’s COVID-19 relief effort, visit unitedwaypc.org

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